Gov’t approves recruitment of 1,174 Environmental Health Officers


The Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) has been given approval by government to start the recruitment process to employ about 1,174 Environmental Health Officers and Assistants into Local Government Services.

This follows the granting of financial clearance by the government of Ghana (GoG) through the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for the recruitment of Environmental Health Officers and Assistants. The recruitment exercise is to cover officers who completed their course of study at the Schools of Hygiene in Accra, Tamale and Ho between the period of 2010 to 2019.

Acting Chief Director-OHLGS, James Oppong-Mensah, in a statement said: “Approval of the postings is to augment the existing capacity and improve the implementation of environmental health and sanitation policies, plans and programmes in the country”.

Graduates from the schools mentioned who completed within the stipulated time indicated in the statement are to requested to visit the Local Government Service website, complete the information form and upload a scanned copy of their certificates to facilitate processing.


The Environmental Health Officers and Assistants to be recruited will be posted to the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure the MMDAs are better-positioned to work efficiently on executing governments plan of making the country environmentally friendly to live in.

The deadline for submission of the documents by applicants is Friday, May 22, 2020.

The Local Government Service is mandated to secure effective administration and management of the decentralised local government system in the country. Its mission is to support local government deliver value for money services through the mobilisation, harmonisation and utilisation of quality human capacity and material resources to promote local and national development.

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