The Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance (CILG,) Ghana Chapter has inducted 26 members into office at its Annual Conference held in Accra on Monday.
The inductees included among others, professors, medical doctors, engineers, administrators, bankers, leaders.
The 5th induction ceremony was on the theme, “building a trustworthy leadership for global transformation.”
A Fellow of the CLIG, Dr Genevieve Pearl Obuobi Duncan, who performed the induction ceremony urged the inductees to act responsibly towards the welfare and safety of all members of the institute, environment and community in general.
In a welcome address, Dr Asare Bediako Adams, FCILG’s Country Director, said though the institute had not been in Ghana for long, it had been able to attract the best of professionals from all sectors of the economy.
“We have professors, medical doctors, engineers, administrators, bankers, leaders and individuals from all walks of life,” he added.
On achievement, he said CILG Ghana chapter had, this year organised two continuing professional development seminars for its members.
“Our dynamic community is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interest, education and professional development of individuals whose prime responsibility is to provide leadership and governance both in the public and private sectors,” he said.
Dr Adams said among other notable awards of CILG, lifetime achievement award will honor individuals who have contributed in significant and diverse ways to the field of leadership studies.
According to him, as honorees of the award, recipients will be honoured at CILG induction and annual conference each year and inducted into the Leadership Legacy Hall of Fame project.
Delivering an address on the topic “Ghana in the midst of global crisis: the role of professional leadership,” Major Dr Ebenezer Kwakye Agyemang (Rtd) said humanity was facing major global challenges that are transnational in nature and trans-institutional in solution.
He said most of the crises “we faced today were either created by professionals or were allowed to fester because of the complexity of professionals.”
According to him, Ghana’s democratisation and professional leadership have been touted as one of the professional success stories in Africa.
That notwithstanding, he said the democratic development of Ghana was still a work in progress.
Major Dr Agyemang said professional leadership and democratic deficits persisted at all levels of governance including national, regional and local.
Brigadier General Daniel Kwadjo Frimpong (rtd) who was the special guest speaker in a brief speech touched on the values of respect, integrity and setting example as leaders adding “make yourselves trustworthy which is not acquired overnight but built over the years.”
The Chairman of FCILG, Dr Francis Sarkodie Addo, was adjudged the 2022 personality of the year. He received a citation in his honour.
CILG was a professional body established under the laws of the state of New Mexico, United States of America to build and implement leadership and governance skills in the administration of professional duties.
It is currently in 51 countries with professionals in different sectors of the economy.
BY TIMES REPORTER