The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners Ghana (IHRMP), in collaboration with Public Services Commission, has organized a training workshop for chief executives and HR directors from the public sector.
The workshop, which was sponsored by the French Embassy, through the France-Ghana Cooperation, was on the theme, ‘The role of Chief Executive Officers in Human Resource Management.’
In attendance were the chairman and commissioners of the Public Services Commission (PSC), CEOs, HR directors in the public services.
Bridget Katsriku, Chairperson of PSC, in her welcome address, said the quality of human resources is critical to the growth and sustainability of any organization and the public service is no exception.
“The quality of the human resource in public service contributes to the determination of the pace of development of any country. In Ghana, we have all sorts of natural resources and yet because of the quality of the drivers, our wheels of development are not turning fast enough.
“We therefore consider continuous learning, professional skills development and upgrading as critical for all categories of staff of the public service, particularly you who are at the helm of affairs,” she said.
Executive Director of IHRMP, Ebenezer Agbettor, commended the CEOs and the HR directors for taking part in the workshop.
He said, “IHRMP has played various roles at different times in Public Service Commission’s effort to bring professionalism to the entire operations of the public sector and in particular the HR Function that is perceived as playing a pivotal role in all these efforts.”
Mr. Agbettor said such efforts by the PSC had encouraged the Institute to commence its Professional Certification Programme for the Ghana Civil Service.