The Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Henry Quartey together with the Chief Director of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council has signed the 2024 performance contract with all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives with their Coordinating Directors in a ceremony in Accra on Monday 5th February, 2024.

The performance contract is a part of a performance management system instituted by the local Government Service to improve performance and enhance productivity in line with the Local Government Act, 2016 (Act 936).

It provides an avenue for the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to evaluate their performances and set new targets that reflect the government’s priorities in the performance of core service deliverables.

Delivering his address, Hon.  Quartey stated that the Greater Accra RCC placed second in the 2022 Performance Contract assessment of RCCs, while four assemblies in the region were ranked among the 10 best performing MMDAs nationwide. Adding that more commitment, dedication and hard work is needed to place the region first in the next ranking.

He therefore, charged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to show commitment and dedication towards achieving the key indicators of this year’s performance contract and to ensure its strict compliance. These Key indicators include holding statutory meetings, submitting reports and improving revenue among others.

The Regional Minister advised that since most of these key indicators are routine activities it will be unacceptable for any Assembly in his region, to be cited for non-compliance and non-performance. He also stated that the performance contract served as a road map, providing a clear direction for the efforts of the MMDCEs and outlining objectives, targets and strategies to improve the lives of people. In view of this, it meant that signing of the performance contract was a crucial step towards achieving the region’s development goals.

He added that the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council would continue to work assiduously to ensure that the Assemblies achieved their set targets, and also monitor the implementation of the contracts of the various MMDAs in the region.

Speaking on behalf of the MMDCEs, Hon. George Cyril Bray, Dean of the MMDCEs and Municipal Chief Executive of the Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly, expressed their commitment to set targets for heads of departments and units for the comprehensive implementation of the 2024 contract.

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