The Office of the Head of Local Government Service in collaboration with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has ended the second of the four zonal workshops on the Local Economic Development (LED) Phase II program for selected Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs) and Municipal Assemblies (MAs).

The workshop with the objective to enhance the capacity of participating RCCs and MAs for the implementation of the Ghana Secondary Cities Support Programme (GSCSP 2019-2025) was held at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region from Monday April 17 – Tuesday 18, 2023.

The Head of Service, Dr Nana Ato Arthur, speaking through the Director of Budget of the OHLGS, Mr. Benjamin Nartey, entreated participating RCCs and MAs to leverage on the knowledge shared by the GIPC and the Ghana Enterprise Agency (GEA) to actualize the investment and business potentials in their respective MAs program. He said the second series was a sequel to the first held at Elmina and would subsequently organise the remaining two series in Tamale and Ho.

Contributing to the workshop session, the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation from GIPC, Dr. Asafo Agyei, sensitised participants on investment laws and investment opportunities provided by his outfit. He listed resource availability, available labour and stable government as some of the conditions for conducive investment. He encouraged participating RCCs and MAs to design their investment modules in a way that can attract both local and foreign investment opportunities on their LED program.

Participants ended the second series of the workshop with a tour to the Organic Farming and Leather Production Centre in the Asokwo Municipal Assembly to identify possible LED Program intervention for job creation and economic development.