IoD marks 20th anniversary with free corporate governance training

Tuesday 21st May, 2019
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By Samuel Akumatey, GNA

Ho, May 21, GNA - The Institute of Directors Ghana (IoD-Gh), is marking its 20th anniversary with free training on corporate governance in the regional capitals across the country.

Mr Rockson Dogbega, President of the Institute said in a release copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the initiative was in line with the quest to ensure that good corporate governance practices penetrated the nation’s public and private sectors.

“The Institute takes the opportunity to invite everyone to come on board and help uphold and maintain good corporate governance practices in both the public and private sectors of the country and beyond”, he said.

Mr Dogbega said management of the Institution was keen on advancing the gains made by its predecessors in the socio economic development of the country by sustaining its capacity building and institutional support programmes on corporate governance.

He said the leadership would take the IoD through a “Mega Transformational Agenda” towards making it the choice corporate governance institute in the African sub-region, and that, its training and policy reforms were the core initiatives towards that end.

Mr Dogbega said IoD would establish an index to measure the strength of corporate governance practices in the country, whiles leading the advocacy for mandatory training of directors of both private and public sector institutions on corporate governance.

He said ten regional branches of the Institute would be established by July ending 2019, and that an award scheme would also be introduced to promote good governance.

Mr Dogbega said the IoD is targeting the recruitment of 1,000 new members within two years, and would work to enhance international outreach and collaboration.

He also revealed that strategic collaborations would be developed with tertiary institutions to promote research in corporate governance, and also ensure "ethical culture" at the basic school level.

The training tour, which has been piloted in Ho, would be held at Koforidua on May 29, Kumasi on June 6, Sunyani on June 7, Cape Coast on June 12 and Takoradi on June 13, 2019.

The rest are Wa – July 9, Tamale – July 10, and Bolgatanga – July 11, 2019.

Mr Dogbega said the newly created regions would be covered by end of year 2019.

GNA