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Institute of Directors-Ghana mark 23rd anniversary with Dzorwulu Special School

BY: GraphicOnline
Institute of Directors mark 23rd anniversary with Dzorwulu Special School students
Institute of Directors mark 23rd anniversary with Dzorwulu Special School students

The Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh) visited the Dzorwulu Special School for the Intellectually Challenged.

 The visit was part of the twenty-third (23rd) anniversary commemoration activities of the Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh). 

 Since 1999, The Institute has impacted the local Corporate Governance Landscape, promoting ethical leadership through advocacy for the practice of good Corporate Governance with support from its partners. 

The Institute of Directors-Ghana (IoD-Gh), a registered professional body and as part of its 23rd anniversary commemoration donated items such as: toiletries, bags of rice, biscuits, drinks, beverages, cooking oil and other functionaries to the Dzorwulu Special School.

Assessment

The Chief Executive Officer of IoD-Gh, Mr. Fred Aryeetey said the items donated were in response to the needs assessment of the school.

Mr. Aryeetey, a Fellow of the IoD-Gh, said IoD-Gh choose the Dzorwulu Special School two-years in a row considering the special needs of the students and was hopeful that it would contribute towards making the students vital members of the society.

"The government is doing its best to support the school but as a special school, they have special needs, so that it why individuals and corporate organisations such as IoD-Gh must support them.

"IoD-Gh will continue to visit this great and special school and we support how the teachers and headmaster run the school and we are very happy with that. We believe that the students will learn and grow and become influential citizens of this country".

Receiving the items on behalf of the students, the Headmaster of the school, Mr Frederick Tetteh urged other organisations to donate to other special schools across the country.

He also disclosed that currently, the school has 205 students and a staff strength of 44.

About IoD-Gh

Established in 1998, the IoD-Gh was registered a year later on May 21, 1999.

A member of the African Corporate Governance Network, IoD-Gh is now a professional body licensed to champion Director interests through advocacy, training and research in corporate governance.

Over the years and with the great strides made to bridge the many Corporate Governance gaps across a wide range of Public and Private sector industries, the IoD-Gh has formed strategic partnerships with relevant Authorities to further strengthen the operations of businesses for sustainable growth.

The Institute in collaboration with key stakeholders launched a project in November 2021 to develop a National Corporate Governance Code (NCGC).

The NCGC Project therefore seeks to harmonize the different industry and sector specific governance codes as currently exists into a National Code that will provide ease of compliance and reference, to promote the culture of good Corporate Governance for public and private organizations. 

The Code would serve as a unified national corporate governance reference for good Corporate Governance for all stakeholders in the country, and also enhance Ghana’s global appeal as an investment destination, provide clarity, inclusiveness, harmony and synergy, and boost investor interest and confidence as the harmonized Code is expected to be in conformity with international best practices.

The IoD-Gh is committed to continue to play a key role in ensuring that both State-Owned Enterprises (SoEs) and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) become competitive and viable; and especially for family owned businesses to live beyond their first generation.

The Institute takes this opportunity to remind leadership of organisations to provide ethical leadership and maintain focus on the tenets of good Corporate Governance such as Accountability, Fairness, Integrity, Responsibility and Transparency.