The Governing Council of the Institute of Risk Management Professionals Ghana (IRMPG) was sworn-in in Accra to provide leadership in finding more realistic and standard ways of managing risks that confront businesses in the country.
The 15-member Governing Council has Mr Joseph Kusi-Tieku as the President while the other members include Mr Kingsley Ditsa, Madam Abena Pokuaa Ackah, Mr Kofi Yankah, Mr Adam Sulley, Mr Jerry Anang, and Mr Seth Anyitey.
The rests are Dr George Gyamfi-Osew, Mr Emmanuel Mensah-Appiah, Mr Simon Badzi, Dr Abiba Zakariah, Mr Kofi Dua Addonteng, Dr Isaac Baidoo and Dr Olivia Anku-Tsede.
The Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo, who led the members to sworn the oath of office, said a solemn oath was a responsibility and a very important action and urged them to remain faithful to their oath.
‘It’s a responsibility you’re undertaking and by that you’re calling God to be your witness,’ she added.
Mr Kusi-Tieku, on his part, said IRMPG was incorporated in September 2016 to provide an environment where risk management was key to national development.
He said the goal of the Institute was to nurture the growth of a dynamic institute to be at the forefront in creating the mechanism that would enhance risk management.
The President said going forward the institute had initiated a process to seek an affiliation with the Institute of Risk management, UK, which conducted examinations and awarded certificates and diplomas in Risk Management.
‘In the long term however, the IRMPG will develop its own capacity and acquire the relevant accreditation to award its own diplomas and certificates,’ he said.
Mr Kusi-Tieku announced that the Governing Council and management would ensure that they initiated programmes that would help educate businesses to cultivate effective risk management culture to keep risk low, while maximising productivity and profit.
He said the IRMPG sought to use its activities to create a benchmark in the measurement of compliance risk management through organising various activities to promote its leadership role in risk management.
‘We will use tailor-made workshops, seminars, exhibitions and case studies to engage the public and business entities to enhance their risk management capacities,’ he said, adding that the institute would soon unveil and make public its programmes and activities for 2018.
He thanked Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and his wife, who he said had suggested and encouraged them to evolve a home-grown risk management institute for the country.
‘The IRMPG is open to all professionals and we wish to encourage all corporate bodies and individual to register and join,’ he added.