The President of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practice in Ghana (IHRMP), Dr Edward Kwarpong, has called on Parliament to expedite action on the passage of the Human Resource (HR) Management Practitioners Bill into law.
He said the passage of the bill into law would grant the IHRMP Charter Status and allow the Institute to license HR practitioners as pertained to other professions.
Dr Kwarpong, who made the appeal at the maiden graduation of the Tullow Human Resource Mentoring Programme, said the licensing of Human Resource practitioners would help build a vibrant human resource practice in the country.
“With the licensing of HR practitioners, the IHRMP can withdraw the license of HR practitioners who did not go by the tenets of the profession,” he said.
In all, 24 beneficiaries working in different sectors of the country including media and communication, mining, oil and gas, finance and banking, and IT graduated from the programme.
The Tullow HR Mentoring Programme is a high impact capacity building project and it is aimed at developing the HR profession by bringing together senior level HR practitioners in Ghana to nurture a selected number of early career HR professionals.
The programme is an initiative of the Tullow Ghana Limited’s Human Resource Business Services Director, Irene Asare, who was adjudged the Best HR Practitioner of the Year during the Ghana HR Star Awards, organised by the IHMRMP last year.
Dr Kwarpong said the mentoring programme was instituted to build the capacity of new and practicing HR practitioners in the country.
He said the programme was also to expose HR practitioners to best international standards and practices so that HR practitioners could compete with their foreign counterparts.
Dr Kwarpong expressed gratitude to Tullow Ghana Limited for sponsoring the programme and urged other companies to emulate the gestures of Tullow Ghana Limited.
The President lauded the mentees for their hard work and determination to learn new things and share their experiences with their colleagues.
The Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited, Kweku Awotwi, said his outfit sponsored the programme to help build the human capital for the development of the country.
“It is our fervent hope that the knowledge, insights and skills acquired by the mentees over the past 12 months will be critical in shaping and informing sterling careers in Human Resources Management,” he said.
The President of Ashesi University, Dr Patrick Awuah, who spoke on the topic: “How to Achieve Excellence in the Face of Limited Resources,” urged the mentees to continue to initiate strategies to minimize conflicts in their organisations.
He also encouraged the mentees to set their priorities right and focus their time and resources on issues that bring value to their respective organisations, adding that the mentees should create an enabling environment for the development of human capital in their organisations.
Mrs Asare, who was acknowledged for her contribution to Human Resource practice in the country, said contributing to nurturing and positively impacting the HR profession in Ghana had always been her commitment and commended Tullow Ghana Limited and IHRMP for giving her opportunity to do so.
By Kingsley Asare