COMMITTEE INAUGURATED TO REVIEW MDPI LI
A 7-member Committee to review the 42 – year old Legislative Instrument (LI) 1075 of the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) has been inaugurated in Accra.
Inaugurating the Committee, the Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Bright Wireko- Brobby said that since the inception of the Institute in 1967 under a joint Ghana Government, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) project, the MDPI has not undergone any restructuring.
He indicated that, with the current level of development in the country, it was mandatory for the laws governing the MDPI to be reviewed to make them more relevant.
He said following the review of the LI, the MDPI could be allowed to run Certificate, HND and Degree programmes.
During his remarks, Mr. Rudolph Kuuzegh, the Ag. Chief Director of the MELR recalled how in the year 2017, a 13- member Committee was inaugurated to look into the issue of how the MDPI could repossess its lands at Batsona, Spintex.
He said in the process of investigating the Land matter, it came to light that the Institute had obsolete laws that needed to be reviewed. He added the review of the LI will enable the MDPI to become a more competitive Institute so they can deliver per their reviewed mandate.
The Chairman of the Committee, Mr. George Amoagyei, a Principal Consultant of the MDPI, thanked the Government and the Board for the honour done them by selecting them to be part of the review of the LI. On behalf of the members, he pledged his commitment to ensure that the MDPI LI, when reviewed will get approval from Cabinet to position the Institute better.
The other members of the Board are Dr. Theophilus Adomako, MDPI, Mr. Winston Osei Akoto, a Private Consultant, Mr. K. Odame Tekyi, the Executive Director (MDPI), Mr. Rudolph Kuuzegh, Ag. Chief Director, MELR and Madam Gloria Bortele Noi, Director, (Human Resource) MELR.
In conclusion, Hon. Bright Wireko-Brobby, revealed that the Sector Minister, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, expects to receive the 1st draft of the LI by October, 2018.