The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has sworn into office two new Governing Boards for both the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI).

While the Board chair for the FWSC is Mrs. Irene Taama Duncan-Adanusa the other members are Mr. Michael Yaw Owusu-Nimako; Vice Chairperson, Ag. Chief Executive Officer of FWSC, Dr. Edward Kwapong, Dr. Isaac Osei-Akoto,  Mrs. Florence Mangwe Hutchful, Mr. Joseph Kisgsley Amuah and Esther Serwaah Afreh.

In brief , Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah after administering the Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy to the Members, congratulated and expressed his appreciation to the Board for their decision and also their commitment to serve their country.

He urged them to develop the FWSC and transition it into an independent emoluments commission, saying “It is my hope that you will grow the FWSC into an independent emoluments commission by the end of your tenure”. He also pointed out to them that, their appointment was in line with Section 5 of FWSC Act, 2007 (Act 737).

On behalf of the members Mrs. Irene Taama Duncan – Adanusa expressed her gratitude to President Nana Akuffo Addo for reposing such confidence in them. She promised the board will do their best possible to work on compensated related issues of workers, noting though the task is going to be a difficult one. That notwithstanding, she is hopeful that the board will excel.

Inauguration the Board of the MDPI, the Hon. Minister mentioned the Board chair as Dr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin and the rest as Mr. Kwaku Odame Tekyi, Mrs. Gloria Bortele Noi, Mr. David Klotey Collison, Mr. Joseph Kingsley Amuah, Togbe Adom Drayi II, Ms. Efam Awo Dovi, Mr. Paul Effah. Dr. Frankly Albert K. Biney and Hon. Appiah Pinkra.

As part of his remarks, the Hon Minister indicated that the board has a responsibility to improve and develop the standard of all aspect of management, and to introduce suitable management practices and promote increase in shares and productivity. By virtue of this responsibility, he challenged them to come out with measures that will help them sharpen and increase productivity in the country, citing especially the informal sector.  

The Hon. Minister also commented on the need for the MDPI to have a permanent accommodation for the institute since their facilities at Baatsona in Accra has already been occupied by squatters.

He therefore charged the board to find a suitable current location for the Institute.

On behalf of the board members, Dr. Patrick Tandoh-Offin expressed his gratitude to President Nana Akuffo Addo for the honour to serve the country and pledged their full support to work hard to achieve the mandate of the institution.

Both inauguration took place at the Ministry’s conference room at 11 am and 12 noon respectively on 30th April, 2018.