COVID-19: AMA goes 'Virtual'


A one-day orientation workshop on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and existing telecommunications-related infrastructure has been organised for staff of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to enable them to work effectively during this COVID-19 period.

The training workshop organised by the Human Resource Department of the Assembly was held at the Accra City Hall which is managed by Listening Bureau with strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.  

Participants were taken through the use of official emails, calendar, SharePoint, yammer, task among others on Microsoft 365 being run by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA). 

Michael Adamah, Head of Management Information System (MIS) at the AMA said the orientation workshop was to refresh knowledge of staff in IT aimed at ensuring that service was delivered efficiently.

He noted that the purpose of the workshop was to equip staff with the relevant tools to be able to work efficiently taking into consideration the COVID -19 protocols, especially social distancing. 

The Human Resource Manager of the Assembly, Justice Antwi in a remark urged staff, to apply the skills acquired in their daily activities for the development and advancement of the city, adding that the training was designed based on a need assessment conducted by the assembly. 

He further added that to ensure the safety of staff, management is implementing measures in adherence to the directive by the Local Government Service (LGS) during this COVID-19 pandemic.