The Ghana Institute of Planning (GIP) has elected new national executives to steer its affairs for the next two years.
This was done during the just ended 52nd Annual General Conference and Meeting (AGCM) of the Institute held at the Koforidua Technical University (KTU) on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Planner Percy Anaab Bukari (FGIP) was elected as President.
The first and second Vice Presidents were Pln Dr Stephen Appiah Takyi and Pln Kekeli Kofi Amedzro respectively.
The others were Pln Kenneth Yaoh Ketor as Honorary Secretary, Pln Wilfred Ebo Sam-Awortwe (Assistant Secretary), Pln Anthony Kanyi Foli-Adade (Treasurer) and Pln Jalil Mahama (PRO).
Pln Dr Dennis Puorideme was co-opted to serve as the editor of the journal of the Institute.
GIP is the professional body for planners and records at the Office of Registrar of Companies (ORC). It was the first professional body registered in Ghana under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree, 1973 (NRCD 143).
Its members are spread across all spheres of national structures and organs of governments as well as the private sector.
The outgone President, Pln Mohammed A. Damba encouraged the new executives to continue to lift the image of the Institute.
Pln Damba served as the President of the Institute for the past four years.
During his tenure, the Institute has introduced as number of reforms such as continuing professional development programme, creation of a Planning Technician class and a structured membership admission system.
Damba tasked his successor to prioritise the journal of the Institute as it was one of the key shortcomings of his administration.
The new President promised to continue to work hard to raise the profile of the Institute.
He pleaded for the support of members to assist make his administration successful for the betterment of professional planning in Ghana