Director for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Africa, Mr Jamil Ampomah, has said that the formulation of the Africa Advocacy Programme (AAP) is key to the body’s global corporate strategy.
The Africa Advocacy Programme (AAP) is a continent-wide programme structured to support collaboration with industry specialists across various disciplines and sectors such as human resource, education, technology, governance, SME and Finance.
The programme, seeks to also establish a think-tank that aims to provide a national holistic perspective and integrated joint platform to influence and contribute to public interest activities.
Ghana is the third African country to launch the AAP following the launch in Nigeria and Zambia respectively.
Speaking at the virtual launch of the programme, Mr Ampomah said the AAP was for the public good.
“The AAP programme is an integral part of the broader ACCA global corporate strategy with a clearly articulated purpose to be a force for public good,” he stated.
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Inauguration of committee
To help make the programme a success in Ghana, a 11 member committee was inaugurated to steer the programme.
The members of the committee include augurated for the ACCA Ghana Advocacy Programme include; President and CEO of African Graduate School of Management and Leadership, Professor David N. Abdulai; Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana, Dr Lobby Mensah; Chief Financial Officer, Bayport Savings and Loans, Dzifa Ayimey; Gloria Boye-Doku, a Chartered Accountant; and Non-Executive Director, Stanbic Bank Ghana, Sarah Mary Frimpong.
Others are Partner at PwC, Hafron Aboagye; Dean at the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Justice Bawole; Kwabena Antwi-Situ from Deloitte Ghana; COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah; CEO of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mark Badu-Aboagye; and the Human Resource Manager at Cummins Ghana, Nii Koi Kotey.
The members of the committee are required to improve engagement with policy stakeholders and enhance effectiveness by increasing ownership of market developed insights; develop bespoke thought leadership; establish a joint platform for multi sector policy engagements and activities; and contribute to policy debate and influence policy design, implementation, monitoring and reviews.
Mr Ampomah charged members of the committee to work collaboratively with the ACCA to facilitate initiatives and engagements towards influencing national decisions and actions for the good of the wider public.
“Committee members are to prioritise emerging issues of public interest in Ghana, collaborate with the ACCA to develop policy activities applicable to sectors and areas of expertise, joint facilitation of conversations with relevant sector authorities and aligned positions among others.
“We believe this is a rare opportunity to work together to make a significant difference not only in Ghana but also beyond the shores of Ghana. I would like to once again congratulate the Committee Members on their appointment,” he stated.