Dr Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye, ILGS Director said the objectives of the institute as indicated Act 647 are to organised the training of members of staff and personnel in local government and related entities, and any other interested person or body, local or foreign, in order to enhance the managerial, administrative, financial and operational efficiency of organs and units of local government.
said tertiary institutions of repute are strengthening their research capacities and investing considerable resources in analysis and providing evidence-based knowledge to support national policy making, implementation and monitoring.
noted that this is the environment in which the institute finds itself and aspires to excel in and its mandate demands that the content of its programmes remains relevant to the raison d'etre of decentralisation in Ghana that is, promoting effective participation of all stakeholders in national and local governance.
Nana Dr Okatakyie Amenfi VIII, Paramount Chief of Asebu Amenfi
said local government system in Ghana has a long history that could be traced to the colonial period in 1878 He
said Ghana from 1957 onwards, moved towards what became known as "centralization of power".