The Institute of Public Relations, Ghana (IPR) will inaugurate its 12th Executive Council on Wednesday 5th August, at a virtual ceremony.
A statement issued by Mr Charles Adjei Tetteh, Executive Secretary, IPR, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency said “the 17-member Council will serve for two years from 2020 to 2021.”
It said the ceremony, which would be officiated by the President would see the swearing-in of the chairpersons of the various standing committees to support the executive committee execute its mandate.
It noted that per Article VII of the Institute’s Constitution, the Executive Council was entrusted with the general responsibility for the management of the affairs of the Institute.
It said the Council shall among other things have the power; to do everything that is permitted by law to be done by the Institute and that is incidental or conducive to the attainment of the aims of the Institute, and to discipline members.
It is to appoint members to serve on Boards, Committees, or Agencies and the power to make, alter or repeal rules and regulations for the management of the Institute.
The Executive Council is composed of the five-member Executive Committee, the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees/Boards, and the immediate past President of the Institute.
The Chair of the 12th Executive Council is Mr. Mawuko Afadzinu, Head, Marketing and Communication, Stanbic Ghana.
He takes over from Madam Elaine Sam, the immediate past President of the Institute.
Mr Afadzinu said: “The collective wellbeing of the nation is greatly influenced by and reflected in the quality of communication in the country.”
To that extent he explained, “the 12th IPR Ghana Executive Council will be guided by IPR’s unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all spheres of professional communication, bearing in mind the centrality of quality professional development, the importance of healthy engagements among different publics and pockets of interest, and the desire to meaningfully contribute to relevant matters of national interest”.