The Local Government Service (LGS) has rated the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council (SRCC) as the second top performing among the 16 regions for the year 2020.
The rankings were released by the Office of the Head of the LGS, following a monitoring and verification exercise of the 2020 Service Performance Contract of all 16 Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC) with emphasis on their overall assessment.
The scoring rated performances from excellent to unsatisfactory, with the Volta, Savannah, Bono East, Bono, and the Greater Accra RCCs claiming excellence, while the Western North and the Oti performed unsatisfactorily according to the ranking.
The SRCC scored 94.88 points, the Savanna Regional Coordinating Council, which came second, scored 89.50, and the Bono East Coordinating Council placed third with 86.95 points.
UWRCC, AHRCC, WRCC, NRCC, and UERCC, which scored between 77.23 and 70.55 per cent and placed sixth to 10th position scored ‘very good’ category.
A ‘Good’ position was occupied by CRCC, ARCC, and ERCC returning scores of 68.85, 65.38, and 63.70 per cent for 11th, 12th, and 13th positions with NERCC, which came with ‘Satisfactory rank, placing 14th with 57.08 per cent.
Western North got the 15th position with a score of 49.10, and the Oti Regional Coordinating Council, which placed last, recorded a score of 47.55.
A citation of recognition by the Local Government Services was given to the immediate past Savannah Regional minister, Hon. Adam Braimah Salifu for his supervisory role played that led the coordinating council to attain such a great feat.
The Local Government Service Performance Management System (LGS – PMS) is a systematic process adopted by the Local Government Service (LG5) since 2015 for improving performance by developing the individual performance of staff and teams to enhance productivity.
It is also to develop competencies, increase job satisfaction and achieve the full potential of all staff in the service in line with section 54(f &c g) of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).
The contract is operationalised through the Performance Management Instruments (Contract & Appraisal) in which the service enters into agreement and commitment with its employees to set clear, quantifiable objectives and indicators for attainment within given timelines.
The thematic areas for the RCCs include general administration, human resource management, financial management, and services while that of the MMDAs include general administration, human resource management, financial management, infrastructure, service delivery, economic development, environmental and sanitation.