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GIMPA Holds Special Congregation for GRIDCo and VRA Staff

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The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has held a special congregation for graduates of its third module of the Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA).

The special MPA graduation was held for the staff of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) and the Volta River Authority (VRA).

Twenty-one of the forty-one (41) students who graduated, were from GRIDCo.

Ms. Matilda Atswei Deisah Browne of GRIDCo, took the Overall Best Student Award.

Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, the Rector of GIMPA, in his report, said the School of Research and Graduate Studies (SRGS), and the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS), during the 2017/2018 academic year, had gone a long way to enhance research, teaching and learning, at the Institute.

He said the SRGS would provide better structure and co-ordination in the delivery of graduate programs, and in particular, ensure ongoing quality supervision of research candidates. He said timely submission and examination of theses, would ensure timely completion of programs and the graduation of excellent products.

Prof. Bonze-Sampson added that, SOLASS had already commenced steps to initiate graduate programs in Economics, and to strengthen French Language proficiency for Public Servants and Business Executives.

He announced that the MTN Foundation would put up and furnish a Technology Building Complex, with offices, laboratory, and lecture rooms.

Mr. Jonathan Amoako-Baah, Chief Executive of GRIDCo, said the Company's Management position had been that the MPA Program would make the staff pro-active, to enhance their expertise.

He said it would also enhance their critical, creative, independent-thinking, and problem-solving skills, as well as give them a good grasp in project management, human resource management, data analysis, and eventually, make them the preferred candidates for positions when vacancies come up.

To the graduating class, Mr. Amoako-Baah said: "GIMPA has done its best for you and we have equally spent resources to help build you up. Go out there and be exemplary, active, creative, honest, and eager to bring what you have learnt to bear on your work".


 Mr. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Chief Executive of the VRA, in a speech read on his behalf, said the Authority and its sister-institutions such as GRIDCo, were established by the Government to play a critical role in the accelerated development of the nation, as such it required a determined and well-developed workforce to carry out this mandate.




Posted: Oct 01 2018