Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has described the new Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA. Professor Samuel Kwaku Bonsu as a highly qualified person to man activities at the Institute.
Speaking at his Investiture which will usher him into a four-year academic term, Vice President Bawumia extended a call to the Rector not to rest on his oars but bring more transformation to the Institute.
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA has over the past 60 years offered courses in areas of leadership, management, public administration, technology and law.
As a center of excellence, GIMPA has transformed itself into a leading management development institute and is an independent public tertiary institution with financial and operational autonomy.
Vice President Bawumia said the seat of government is opened to the institute for discussions that will bring the needed transformation.
The Chairman of the Council, Kofi Darko Asante in a welcome address said the Institute has the mandate to churn out highly minded persons to take up leadership roles especially in governance.
He said although the task is a daunting one, he is confident that Prof. Bonsu will rise to the occasion.
Prof Samuel Kwaku Bonsu brings on board a wealth of knowledge. He has been named the Best Teacher at the Simon Fraser University and nominated twice for the Schulich Teaching Excellence Award.
He has been a Visiting Professor and Researcher at several universities. Prof. Bonsu also served as the President of the International Society for Markets and Development among other associations.
Until his appointment as a Rector, Prof. Bonsu was the Dean of the GIMPA Business and the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance.
In his Inaugural address, Prof. Bonsu shared his vision for GIMPA.
Prof. Samuel Kwaku Bonsu took the Oath of Office and Secrecy, Signed the Instrument of Office and received the Medallion of Office among other things to set the tone for the task ahead.