The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has lauded the introduction of the Certified Public Managers (CPM) programme, a globally acclaimed training system for enhancing the skills and competencies of public servants.
He is confident that the introduction of the programme would help to continually build the capacity of public servants to be more development and productivity oriented.
The training programme, developed by the University of Virgin Islands, USA, has been introduced in Ghana through its local partners, the Gamey and Gamey Group and the University of Professional Studies (UPSA).
In his remarks during a courtesy call on him by a delegation from the Gamey and Gamey Group (GGG) and the Institute of Work, Employment and Society (IWES) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) to inform the leadership of Parliament about the programme, the Speaker described the presence of the CPM programme in Ghana as timely.
According to him, Parliament remains keen on promoting productivity, accountability and harmony in organisations through quality leadership and corporate governance, and expressed the hope that the programme would assist in that quest.
Mr Bagbin gave assurance of his support for the programme, saying the leadership of the House would discuss how to take advantage of the programme.
“We’ll take this up and discuss it with parliamentarians including the Staff of Parliament, especially those in management, and if need be we will support them to do. I think it’s an issue that Parliament itself need to contribute to support leadership and management to undertake this course,”
Austin A. Gamey, CEO of Gamey and Gamey Group who led the delegation, thanked the Speaker for the expression of support, reiterating that the Certified Public Manager programme would assist Members of Parliament a greatly in discharging their public service duties.
He explained that the programme in Ghana has been enriched with two components consisting of Conflict Resolution and Leadership Mediation to equip public servants with skills for conflict prevention and resolution.
Explaining the benefits of the programme, a Research Fellow and team lead for UPSA, Erika Mamley Osae in her submission pointed the programme would help parliamentarians and allied staff of parliamentary services in demonstrating high levels of commitment to public service and enhance personal integrity.
The Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager (CPM) Programme is a nationally accredited, comprehensive management development programme open to employees within government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses.
The programme’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers and supervisors and the organizational performance of state, local and governmental institutions.
By Benjamin Nana Appiah/ www.adrdaily.com