The Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan, has stressed the need for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the region to establish a reward system that will promote and motivate outstanding performances in their municipalities.
During the 2024 performance contract signing ceremony of MMDCEs and their respective Metropolitan, Municipal and District Co-ordinating Directors (MMDCDs), the Regional Minister emphasized the importance of a system of rewards and sanctions in order to create a culture of robust performance in their respective areas.
She encouraged them to review and customize indicators that will form the basis for rewards and sanctions. Additionally, she emphasized the need to appreciate hard work, creativity and collaboration, and to reinforce positive behaviors and outcomes within staff.
The Regional Minister also called for a more effective and efficient execution of the 2024 performance contract. She highlighted the significance of collaboration and the need for MMDCEs and MMDCDs to align their strategic plans to effectively implement the 2024 performance contract.
Furthermore, she urged them to learn from the failures of previous years, embrace feedback, demonstrate a willingness to improve, and exhibit resilience in the face of challenges. It was important to create a positive organizational culture that sees mistakes as opportunities for growth.
She also encouraged MMDCEs and MMDCDs to ensure a peaceful environment in their communities before, during and after the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections. The Central Regional Co-ordinating Council offered to provide technical support for the effective and efficient implementation of this year’s performance contract.
The Chief Director at the Regional Coordinating Council, Mike Owusu Amoako, urged the assemblies to prioritize sanitation and other initiatives that would benefit their districts.
Similarly, the Dean of the MMDCEs, Dr. John Agbemenu Nunya, assured that they would utilize the available resources judiciously to implement government policies.
Overall, the call for a reward system, efficient execution of performance contracts, and prioritizing community welfare paint a picture of the commitment towards good governance and development in the Central Region.