Thursday, 19 January, 2023 ๐—–๐—›๐—œ๐—˜๐—™ ๐——๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฅ/๐—ฅ๐—–๐—— ๐—ข๐—™ ๐—ก๐—ฅ๐—–๐—– ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—–๐—ข๐—ฅ๐——๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—”๐—ก๐—”๐—š๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐—ก๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฅ๐—–๐—–๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐— ๐— ๐——๐—–๐—”๐˜€

The Chief Director/RCD of NRCC, Alhaji Alhassan Issahaku on behalf of the Head of Service, Ing. Dr. Nana Ato Arthur presented Records Management Manual to the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCAs) in Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions.

The workshop, which was organised by the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS), in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), brought together top management of the RCCs and MMDCAs in Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions to sensitize them on the Records Management Manual (RMM).

Leading to the sensitization, the OHLGS in collaboration with the JICA engaged a Consultant to support the OHLGS to develop a Records Management Manual (RMM) and Fixed Assets Management Tool (FAMT) for the Local Government Service.

Alhaji Issahaku in his keynote address, commended the invaluable contributions of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Public Records and Archives Administration (PRAAD), the Management and, Staff of the LGS for their support in bringing the idea to fruition.

He emphasized that the success of the RCCs and MMDAs in their day-to-day activities thrive on good governance, transparency and accountable service delivery, a key component which require an effective Records Management system.

“As a Public Service institution, the quality of the services we provide to our clients largely depends on how well we manage and provide information for effective decision-making” he added.

He harnessed the opportunity to highlight some of the functions of the Records Management Unit in providing the needed services to clients. Among other things, he listed; maintaining sound recordkeeping of LGS records, providing training for Records Management staff, inter-unit collaboration (IT/MIS), ensuring that appropriate systems and technical manuals are properly managed; and assisting Management identify vital records.

“Henceforth as a Service, the Records Management Manual will be our major guide, and every business transaction should strictly be guided by the principles, ethics and practices prescribed by the Manual”, he said.

He reiterated Governmentโ€™s commitment to digitizing the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy, and added that the Records Management and Fixed Assets Management Manual will smoothen this transition process in the LGS.

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