The Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS) on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 held its first induction ceremony for newly admitted members into three categories of Fellow, Chartered and Associate status. In attendance representing the Executive Director of the Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, Ghana was Mr. Yen Sapark, the Advisory & Research Manager.

The maiden induction ceremony which had as its theme ‘’developing ethically upright procurement and supply professionals for nation’s building’’ was held at the British Council, Accra.

In all eight distinguished personalities made of one woman and seven men were inducted into the fellow status of GIPS by Professor Charles Barnor, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

Additionally, a five-member executives led by its President Mr. Collins Agyemang Sarpong were sworn in to lead the running of the Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply for three years.

IHRMP GHANA GIPS maiden induction ceremony

The GIPS Executive Members taking the oath of office

Delivering his speech the Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Ismael Yamson emphasized the significant role of Procurement Professionals in the public and private sectors of Ghana. It is in this regard that he, however, bemoaned the loss of a whooping GHC35, 940,445.43 due to some procurement irregularities as revealed by the Auditor – General in Section 9 of the Summary of Irregularities of the 2016 Auditor – General’s Annual Report on the Public Accounts of Ghana, Ministries, Departments and other Agencies. He thus challenged the inductees to dare to be different.

On its part, the IHRMP Ghana in participating sought to among others solidarize and deepen its collaboration with the GIPS as well as network with other partner organizations.

IHRMP GHANA GIPS maiden induction ceremony

The distinguished Practitioners being decorated as part of their induction processes into fellow status of the Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply