CANCHAM holds AGM, inducts new executives


By Buertey Francis BORYOR

The Canada Ghana Chamber of Commerce (CANCHAM) has inaugurated its newly elected executives, entrusting them with the responsibility of guiding the organisation for the next four years.

The newly elected executives are Linda Vasnani as President, Edward William Wiafe as Vice President and Felix Manor-Otu as Treasurer. Additionally, the leadership team includes Ishmael Kodzokpo and Dr. Bright Adom as Council Members, and Esther Saka as Company Secretary. Alhaji Salah Kalmoni and Alhaji Abudulai Nantogma serve as Ex-Officio Members, along with Raymond Codjoe and Herbert Morrison.

The chamber’s annual general meeting (AGM) for 2024, held in Accra, served as a platform for assessing the chamber’s fiscal performance over the past year and provided an opportunity for bonding and networking among attendees.

In her acceptance speech, Mrs. Vasnani – the new President of CANCHAM, pledged her commitment to tirelessly steer the affairs of the chamber to new heights. She vowed to serve the collective interests of its members and ensure that every member thrives and flourishes in their respective businesses.

Furthermore, she expressed her willingness to advance the chamber’s mission and values to position it as the most enviable organisation in the country—one that provides value for money to its members.

She further pledged to instil in members the principles of environmental, social and governance (ESG), encouraging them to incorporate these goals into their business strategies for growth.

“With the support of my capable council, we will focus on strengthening the pillars that adhere to good corporate governance principles in managing the chamber’s activities,” she added.

The newly elected president also assured members of ongoing efforts to enhance their capacities through training and networking at all levels. Additionally, she pledged to identify, promote and enhance opportunities for growth in bilateral trade between the country and Canada.

“My stewardship will present opportunities for development of joint ventures between the chamber and Canadian based businesses within the context of the opportunities that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents,” she added.

On behalf of the newly elected executives, she thanked the members of the organisation for reposing trust in them and electing them to serve, saying: “I am grateful for being the first female president of the chamber”.

In his farewell address, the immediate past president, Alex Nortey, expressed gratitude to the chamber’s members for their support during his term of office. He acknowledged that serving the organisation had been a privilege and a source of great pride.

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