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Personnel Management in Local Government Performance — A Case Study of Bo City Council, Sierra Leone
International Journal of Management and Fuzzy Systems
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 21-26
Received: Jun. 30, 2018; Accepted: Feb. 26, 2019; Published: Mar. 19, 2019
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Sahr James Dauda, Department of Human Resources Management, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong, China
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Since the end of the decade-long civil war in 2002, the Sierra Leone government has made a great stride towards the recovery and rebuilding of livelihoods of the people. The government has also gone the extra length to involve the local communities in active decision-making in the government decentralization drive, giving the people the opportunity to directly bring in and implement developments in their own local communities. Witheven the improvements in local councils in Sierra Leone, however, the managerial system of the local councils still require significant further development. It is argued that a sound management system is the most critical tool necessary for organizational development. In other words, well-trained and qualified managerial personnel in Sierra Leone’s local councils will lay the basis for successful and sustainable local councils in the country. This article reviewed and examined the role of effective personnel management on the success and sustainability of local councils. The success of a local council is measured in terms of the developments brought, implemented and approved by the local communities. Then sustainability of a local council is measured in the ability of the council to raise revolving funds from the implemented development programs for reinvestment into further development based on the needs hierarchy of the people and their communities. The study discussed the managerial problems encountered by local councils in the course of delivering administrative functions in the local communities. Finally, it highlighted the importance of active personnel management in government decentralization in the delivery of public services towards sustainable community development.
Personnel Management, Government Decentralization, Local Government, Local Community, Civil War
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Sahr James Dauda, Personnel Management in Local Government Performance — A Case Study of Bo City Council, Sierra Leone, International Journal of Management and Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 21-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmfs.20190501.14
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