Institute of Directors To Honour Asantehene

The Institute of Directors, Ghana (IoD-Gh), has sought the permission of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to honour him for his distinguished leadership over Asanteman.

According to them, the governance of the King has reverberated across the whole country, the African continent and the entire globe.

During a courtesy call by the executives of the IoD, led by Rev Mrs Angela Carmen Appiah, the President on March 27, 2024, they served their request to hold a special event at Manhyia Palace to recognize and honour Asantehene for his enviable record in promoting good governance.

“Our Institute will be 25 years old this year and we believe it is no coincidence that our anniversary coincided with that of Otumfuo’s. If we have a unique award or an honour we want to do for a single individual who has championed admirably, and ethically in governance not just in Ghana, then we wish to request to bestow it on Otumfuo.”

“We can’t sit from afar and announce this award. We have an annual Excellence Award but with your pedigree, we had to consult some leaders in the governance space to lead us here,” she said.

Additionally, the Institute communicated its intention to create a longstanding friendship with the Palace which would be strengthened through the institution of the loD Otumfuo Best Graduating Student in Corporate Governance Award, an award scheme, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

They also sought permission to establish what it calls the Otumfuo Centre of Excellence in Corporate Governance at the KNUST School of Business to research and promote good corporate governance practices in Asanteman, Ghana and beyond.

The delegation included Kofi Asumadu-Apenteng, IoD Council Member and Chair of Otumfuo Project; Prof Ahmed Agyapong, Dean, KNUST Business School; Prof K O Appiah, Vice Dean, KNUST Business School; and Dr Richard Owusu Afriyie, Senior Lecturer, KNUST Business School.

Also present were Prof Hannah Vivian Osei, KNUST Business School, Mr Evans Agbozo, Deputy Regional Commander- Customs and Lawyer Dr Alfred Sarbah, Senior Lecturer at Kumasi Technical University.

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