The Organisation Development Practitioners Association (ODPA) of Ghana, the first professional body to regulate the activities of practitioners in Ghana and Africa was last Friday inaugurated in Accra.
To ensure its effectiveness, an eight-member interim executive was inducted into office to oversee the running of the group with membership also opened to students, graduates and practitioners.
It has Mr Noble Kumawu as President with Bishop Samuel Noi Mensah and Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwemena as first and second vice presidents respectively.
The rest included Mr John Sulemana, general secretary; GeorgeArthur-Kaye, financial secretary; Madam Hazel Barrad Amuah, publicity officer, Solomon Awuku, Treasurer and Madam Sunu Attah as membership secretary.
The Managing Director of Servaco PPS, Mr Rudolph Matey, who performed the official launching, mentioned how the principles of organisation development had helped transform his company as a beneficiary from its capacity and professional training in 2015.
Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwemena, Head of the Civil Service of Ghana, who chaired the function, indicated the readiness of ODPA to participate in the nation’s democratic processes by leading the campaign for a six-year term of office for the President of Ghana from its current four-year term.
In his view, the current four-year system did not allow for governments to run effective administration and fully implement policies as stated in their manifesto.
In attendance at the launch were representatives from the Sheffield University Management School, UK and students and graduates of the Organisational Development Institute (ODI).
BY TIMES REPORTER