Mr. Michael B. Ataogye, the Regional Co-ordinating Director/ Chief Director at the Western Regional Co-ordinating Council (WRCC), Sekondi has retired from the Local Government Service after 31 years of meritorious and dedicated Service.His retirement was officially marked by a brief ceremony held on Wednesday, 03 February 2021, in the office of the Western Regional Minister Designate, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah (MP), in the presence of his successor, Mr. Frederick Agyemang and heads of various departments and agencies that operate under the Regional Co-ordinating Council.Mr. Ataogye expressed extreme delight at the cooperation he enjoyed from the Regional Minister and other members of management that aided the successes that were chalked during his tenure. Haven worked with his successor previously, he emphasised the quality of his successor, Mr. Frederick Agyemang’s competence in pursuing the vision for the region. He further charged heads of departments and by extension, staff of the RCC to lend to Mr. Agyemang similar support as he enjoyed. “Let me also take the opportunity say that I appreciate all the support, all the encouragement that you have given for us to work together. You cannot get this from everybody. There has been no friction while we worked together”, he said.Western Regional Minister Designate, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah was appreciative that the region had the services of Mr. Michael B. Ataogye, as he intimated that his enormous support made the region excel. “… we also thank God that He gave us Mr. Michael Ataogye to work with us and make history. I have been in office for just about one and half years, yet I was adjudged the 2nd best Regional Minister in Ghana, and I believe that it is because of the hard work of Mr. Ataogye and his team”, he said.Prior to his appointment to the Western Regional Co-ordinating Council in February 2019, Mr. Michael B. Ataogye had served as Co-ordinating Director for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Obuasi and Asokore Mampong Municipal Assemblies, the Asante Akim North (now Central), Ejura -Sekyedumase District (now Municipal) and the Asante Akim South District (now Municipal) Assemblies, all in the Ashanti Region from August 2003 to February 2019.He had earlier served (as Assistant Director-Deputy Director of Administration) at the Ahanta West, Wassa West (now Tarkwa-Nsuaem & Prestea Huni Valley Municipal Assemblies) and was the Co-ordinating Director at Aowin-Suaman and the Bibiani-Anwiaso Bekwai District Assemblies in the then Western Region from May 1990 to August 2003.His tenure as Regional Co-ordinating Director was characterized by improved cooperation between the Assemblies and other state entities, as well as improved co-ordination among the security agencies engendered by his astute results orientated skills and team building. With his “let’s fix it” attitude, a true problem solver, Mr. Ataogye demonstrated strategic and transformational leadership in his career. He is an experienced Administrator / Co-ordinating Director of high repute and is very affable with effective communication, negotiation, human/public relations and conflict resolution skills.Mr. Ataogye is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants Ghana; a Chartered Professional Administrator (ChPA) and a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC). It is expected that his store of knowledge and experience honed over the years will still be put at the disposal of society while on retirement through consultancy. Ayekoo, Mr. Ataogye, the Chiefs and People of the Western Region thank you very much for your 15 years’ service to the Western Region.We wish you well in all of your future endeavours.