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We’ll revamp Anambra LG system – Ezeaka

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In line with Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s directive to transform Anambra State local government system to greater heights, the board, Anambra State Local Government Service Commission, Awka, has expressed its determination to reposition the local government system by introducing electronic attendance monitoring register that will help to check truancy and absenteeism to work.

Chairman of the commission,  Vin Ifeanyi Ezeaka stated this in his office at Awka, during an   interactive meeting with the transition committee chairmen of the 21 local governments in the state.

The commission’s  boss, who noted that the interactive meeting with the chairmen was purposely to collaborate and interact with them on their challenges and how to proffer solutions on the way forward.

Ezeaka encouraged the transition chairmen to assist the commission revamp the Anambra State local government system for improved productivity by going to work always.

He also urged them to adhere strictly to due process while discharging their duties and promised to ensure that workers are adequately motivated, even as he appealed to the transition chairmen to desist from usurpation of the workers’ schedules  by compensating their political friends.

The chairman, who also revealed that the board will soon embark on a strict monitoring tour of the 21 local governments to fish out the ghost workers, stated that any staff found wanting in attendance and discharge of duties will be disciplined accordingly.

In their separate speeches, the transition committee chairmen, Ayamelum, Livinus Onyeme and that of  Njikoka, Clement Aguiyi,  commended the board for the meeting, adding that it was a welcome development.

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They expressed their readiness to collaborate with the board to achieve its set objectives and urged the commission to pay attention particularly to payment of salaries to ghost workers in the local government system by the Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC).

The chairmen also called for urgent attention of government to improved working condition of workers in the council areas, as well as bring back the primary health care system to the local government for improved health care delivery.

In a vote of thanks, the Member 1 of the commission, Azubuike Okoye, thanked the chairmen and advised them to try  as much as possible to minimise conflicts in their various local governments and promised that the commission will soon do proper verification exercise of the local government staff for better results.

He equally noted that the board is working towards bringing back the lost glory of the local government system by reinvigorating the payroll system for adequate control of the ghost workers and effective service delivery in the local government service.

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