LGWU GENERAL SECRETARY calls for RADICAL HR Dev’t
by Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
The General Secretary of the Local Government Workers Union, Mr. Joe Boahen has called radical human resource development programmes that should aimed at improving productivity and competence which will positively motivate and steadily raise the morale of the working people.
He noted that the absence of these factors tend to always create a gap between expected quality service delivery and progress which affects productivity and adequate compensation for workers.
Mr. Boahen was speaking at the Ninth Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference of the Local Government Workers Union (LGWU), which had the theme: “Working in partnership with Local Government Service for Improved Service Delivery”.
The Conference, which took place in Kumasi, also elected seven new national officers for the union three of whom were elected unopposed. They are National Chairman- Mr. Thomas T. Kujan-Tira, General Secretary – Mr. Joe Boahen and First Trustee – Mr. Wilson Mante.
The remaining four officers that are First Vice Chairman- Mr. Joseph Adu Manu, Second Vice Chairperson- Madam Barbara Quaye, Deputy General Secretary- Mr. Godfred Nyarko Okyere, and Second Trustee -Miss Christiana Adeti got the nod through an election process supervised by a team from the Labour Department of the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare.
Mr. Boahen said since the Local Government Act, Act 656 recognized the LGWU as the only public sector union for Local Government employees, it was incumbent on all workers of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to take keen interest in the activities of the Local Government Workers Union. He gave the assurance that the LGWU leadership will soon engage the relevant stakeholders with the aim of reviewing the conditions of service of the members of the union.
The LGWU National Chairman, Mr. Thomas T. Kujan-Tira in acceptance remarks said the new executives, as well as the rank and file of the union will strive to be good ambassadors at their various work places by leading the crusade to ensure quality service delivery to the public in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance.
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