Ignatius Baffuor Awuah flanked by officials of IHRMP
The Governing Council of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) Ghana has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffour Awuah to discuss pertinent issues affecting HR development in Ghana.
The delegation was led by John Wilson, President of the Institute, who congratulated the Minister on his appointment.
Mr Wilson told the Minister that the institute continues to train highly skilled HR practitioners through its professional certification programme.
He stated that his outfit was currently in talks with the Public Services Commission to train human resource practitioners in the public service.
President of the Institute expressed the institute’s willingness to collaborate with the Ministry to address pertinent labour issues and also assist the Minister for Education to complete work on the HR Bill.
He further said that with the development of the National Strategic HR Plan for the country, the institute would support the National Workforce Development Plan of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
The Minister, who welcomed the delegation, was happy to identify himself with the Institute and pledged his support for its activities.
He commended the institute for developing Code of Ethics and Conduct to regulate human resource practice in the country.
Mr Baffour Awuah said the institute had accepted the challenge and would work to promote human resource management and development in the country.
He called on the Institute and HR practitioners in the country to project Human Resource Management issues to the forefront of businesses and at the national level, saying “…today’s business and HR thinking is about developing employees to become more productive to the business.”
He accepted the offer of support from the Institute and promised to keep the relationship and engage more.
He said that the Institute should reach out to practicing human resource practitioners who are not members to help build a strong profession both in the public and private sectors in the country.
Other members of the National Governing Council, who were present at the meeting, were Ebenezer Agbettor, Executive Director, Messrs Kwame Apedzi, Leonard Quarcoopome and Seth Dzordzorme, all executive members.