President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed former Chief Director and Regional Co-ordinating Director of the Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council, Felicia Dapaah as the acting Chief Director of the Office of the Head of the Local Government Service (OHLGS).
Her appointment takes effect from December 16, 2022, and is in line with Article 195 (1) of the Constitution and Section 66 (1) of the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936).
Per a letter from the president to her, dated November 22, 2022, confirmation of the appointment is, however, subject to receipt of the required advice from the Local Government Service Council (LGSC).
Until her latest appointment, Felicia Dapaah was the chief director and regional co-ordinating director of the Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council, a position she had held since August 2020.
She has also worked in many capacities in the local government service structure. These include; Adentan Municipal Assembly as the Municipal Co-ordinating Director from September 2017 to January 2020.
Between April 2013 and August 2017, Ms Dapaah worked at the Ga West Municipal Assembly as the Municipal Co-ordinating Director, and from May 2010 to March 2013, she served as the director and district co-ordinating director of Bosomtwe District Assembly.
Between January 2005 and August 2010 she was the Deputy Director of the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council, and served as assistant director 1 in the same space from January 2002 to December 2004.
Felicia Dapaah holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) as well as a Commonwealth Executive Master’s in Public Administration from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. She obtained this in 2010.
She also holds a postgraduate diploma in public administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, Ghana, in 2002.
In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana which she obtained in 1989.
She has some publication to her credit including an Evaluation of Performance Management Practices of the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council and Enhancing the Capability of the Regional Co-ordinating Council in Ensuring the Efficient and Judicious Utilization of the District Assemblies Common Fund: A Case Study of the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council.
By Vincent Kubi