The Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC)-Ghana has called on the state and private sector to ensure only persons with the requisite professional training and experience are appointed to managerial positions.
This, according to the Institute, will ensure proper management of various institutions across the country, as these managers will be equipped to have to adequately discharge the duties of the offices they are appointed to.
“As a training institution for professional administration and management consultancy, we believe that the institutionalisation of formal educational requirements for entry into administration, and into the management consultancy practice, supported with knowledge management skills and ethics in all spheres of leadership and governance is the key to democratisation, discipline, civil peace, and sustainable nation building,” a statement by the body indicated.
It added that professionals across the country, especially administrators and management consultants, must strive for excellence and high ethical standards in their practice so as to improve their standing before the public.
This came to light when the Northern Regional branch of the CIAMC supported management and residents of the Shekhinah Clinic with food and other items needed for running the Tamale-based home, as part of the Institute’s corporate social responsibility activities, which coincided with commemoration of the 64th Independence Day.
The clinic caters to the poor and destitute in Tamale and surrounding areas “out of love for God and neighbour”. The items were 10 bags of 25kg – rice; 50 bags of sachet water; cooking oil; 10 gallons of liquid soap; 200 pieces of nose masks, as well as articles of clothing.
Making the presentation, the Regional President of CIAMC, Bernard Alando said: “We are passionate about the welfare of citizens in the country, hence the initiative to support a worthy cause for the less privileged ones”.
Adding that the regional branch has over 85 administrators and management and over 100 licentiate members at various levels of training in different sectors of the economy – construction, education, health, security services, academia, auditing, civil service, finance – he called on all to demonstrate patriotism to the nation by supporting government in the execution of its projects.
Receiving the items, the Executive Director for the clinic, Mariama Abdulai, commended the organisation for its gesture, saying the items will be used to cater for patients and the needy in the Tamale Metropolis and Sagnerigu Municipality.
According to her, volunteers at the clinic cater to approximately 60-75 patients every day. “The clinic also has a food programme that provides a nutritional lunch to over 150 idigenes in and around the Tamale area,” she said.
She also appealed for more support to cater for the poor and destitute who present an economic burden.
The Institute was incorporated under the Companies’ Code 1963 (Act 179) as a company limited by guarantee on May 11, 2001. The vision of CIAMC is to be a leading institution in Africa advancing and ensuring professionalism in the practice of administration and management consultancy through certification and life-long learning.