Board members schooled on good governance

Members of various boards in the Public Service have been schooled on good governance.

The workshop which under the theme: ‘Delivering high performance Public Sector Boards’ was aimed at equipping them to be strategic thinkers in their respective organization.

It was under the auspicious of the Public Services Commission in collaboration with Madison Pine, an international firm which specialises in corporate governance.

The three-day brought together Chairpersons and members of Governing Boards and Councils, Chief Executives and Chief Directors of Public Sector organisations and institutions across the country.

The workshop included among other things extensive discussions on strategic thinking and strategic leadership, board accountability and assurance in practice and improving board structure, processes and decision making.

Chairman of the Public Services Commission, Mrs Bridget Katsriku in an interview with underscored the need for periodic training of Public Sector Board Members on good governance.

She indicated that through the workshop members will be able to address real organizational issues in a way that enables transformational thinking and practice.

The Public Services Commission boss noted that the challenge for boards in the country is huge thus requires training for improvement to be able to transform their organizations by being innovative and productive.

She however bemoaned the practise where board members seemingly take over the day-to-day management of companies adding that it affects the output of management.

Mrs. Katsriku urged board members especially those appointment by political authority to discharge their duties devoid of intimation and arrogance for the growth of their respective organization.

For her part, Chief Executive Officer of Maddison Pine, Dr. Olu Ajayi challenges the participants to build a culture of good governance their respective organizations.

This she noted will ensure efficient use of resources which will require accountability for the stewardship of those resources.

Dr. Ajayi urged the Board members, Chief Executives and Chief Directors to put into practise all the things they have learnt to the benefit of their organization.

The participants were awards certificates at the end of the three-day event.

Story by Ghana/Nhyira FM

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