CILG members advised to adhere to professional ethics

Kumasi� Mr Adams Bediako Asare, the Director of Africa Operations of the Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance (CILG) has urged members of the institute to adhere to its professional ethics.

He reminded them that the institute upholds the tenets conferred on it as a professional body registered by law and controlled by a Representative Council and that any member found guilty of misconduct, would have his or her membership withdrawn by the Council.

Mr Asare gave the advice at the institute’s first induction and awards ceremony held in Kumasi during which 48 members were inducted into the institute.

He said; As we stand firm to inculcate into our members and practitioners continuous learning, technical competency, practical orientation and ethical discipline in the field of leadership and governance, we are to remain focused as a collection of self-motivated individuals of varied competences who are willing to work towards our goals.

He said the institute having realised the importance of continuous professional development for its members, would be organising events on a regular basis for the benefit of the members and the business community alike, adding that, education and training would be a top priority in the agenda with local and foreign resource persons.

Mr Asare said there has been changes in the Regional Directorate of CILG in Africa and that currently CILG has 17 chapters in Africa with the Head Office now in Ghana.

We need to assert ourselves as self-conscious and self-examined individuals in the ever-challenging profession and in this rapidly changing corporate national and international environment, he said.

He said at least 30 per cent of the members of CILG were spread across all the continents and new members were taking up overseas assignments in various sectors, and that this was enormous testimony for CILG’s global recognition.

In this regard, during my tenure of office, steps are being taken to activate chapters in Africa, especially, in the Northern and Eastern part of Africa,, adding that; CILG members are our primary product and as a responsible institute, we should ensure that they are in a position to respond to the globally changing demands much more positively.

The CILG is affiliated to other professional bodies specifically the Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership, USA.

Source: Ghana News Agency