The Tema West Municipal Assembly has been adjudged the fourth best out of 260 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) examined in the 2020 Annual Local Government Service (LGS) performance contract.
This feat comes barely three years after the Tema West Municipal Assembly located in the south-eastern part of the Greater Accra Region- was inaugurated in March 2018 after it was carved out of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly.
The assembly scored a total rating of 90.63 per cent with an overall excellent performance to take the fourth position.
The best 10 MMDAs with the highest scores will be given special acknowledgment and awards for their performance.
The 2020 Annual LGS Performance Evaluation report ranks the 16 Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and 260 MMDAs in the country.
The LGS, in line with its mission statement, developed a comprehensive Performance Management System (PMS) that is based on agreed Service Delivery Standards (SDS), operationalised through the PMS at all levels.
Head of the Local Government Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, in a foreword to the report, said the ranking was a systematic process for improving performance, evaluating the individual performance of staff, and teams to enhance productivity.
It was also to develop competencies, increase job satisfaction, and to ensure the achievement of the full potential of all staff in the service in line with the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).
Dr Arthur said it was operationalised through the Performance Management Instruments (Contract and Appraisal) in which the service entered into agreement and commitment with its employees to set clear, quantifiable objectives and indicators for attainment within a given time frame.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Tema West Municipal Assembly, Mrs Adwoa Amoako, reacting to the report, said for an assembly which was barely three years, it was a commendable stride.
She said the assembly would continue to work more assiduously to remain at the top in its performance in the ensuing years.
Mrs Amoako applauded the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr Mohammed Ali Amadu, and staff of the assembly for their commitment to carry out their administrative duties as required.
Meanwhile, scores of residents have also commended Mrs Amoako for her exemplary leadership, commitment to detail, and enthusiasm to work with all political groupings.
Some of the residents in a reaction said “if within four years our municipality was adjudged the fourth, then our target for the next evaluation period will be to attain the first position”.