The Western Regional Office has held a programme aimed to augment the skills and build the capacity of its Staff in the execution of the mandate for maximum impact in revenue mobilisation. The programme, which was attended by the Regional Management Team as well as District Officers and their supporting Staff, explained over a series of sessions designed to strengthen their capabilities and understanding involved a briefing on the 26th Midyear Performance Review Conference to provide an opportunity for participants to gain insights into the strategies, policies and priorities of the Office.
In his welcome address, Mr Eric Baade, the Regional Stool Lands Officer, said “the Office is advancing at a faster pace in the execution of its mandate and hence the need to build the capacity of Staff to equip them with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the capabilities of modern technological resources efficiently through our Online platforms and the “OASL Rev App”. He therefore, encouraged Staff to participate fully in the programme and share ideas to promote the Office.
Brief of policies and programmes
In the spirit of collaboration and belongingness, Staff were updated on the Pertinent Decisions of during the midyear conference. This was to keep every Staff up-to-date with the policies and programmes of the Office at the national level so that, the day-to-day activities such that, Officers are guided in their respective roles at the Regional and District levels.
Staff were informed of the establishment of an online platform by the ICT Department to serve as the digital mouthpiece of the Office. They were taken through the process of accessing the online platform and encouraged Staff to make good use of the platforms in order to give the Office the local and global coverage.
The Staff were trained in the use of the OASL Rev App which is a web-based application developed by the Office in collaboration with GIZ to digitalize revenue mobilisation and other operational and accounting activities of the Office. Districts that had not fully deployed that App were encouraged to take advantage of the capacity building exercise to operationalise the App.
In his closing remarks, the Regional Stool Lands Officer thanked all the Staff for availing themselves for the capacity building exercise. He also urged them to use the knowledge gained to promote the good image of the Office.