Beat my 25-point of achievement or consider yourselves failed—outgoing president charges incoming
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Posted by: PSGH Editor
Beat my 25-point of achievement or consider yourselves failed—outgoing PSGH president charges incoming executives
At a banquet held Friday 18th September, by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) to climax a 3-day Annual General Conference (AGC), outgoing president of the Society, Pharm. James Ohemeng Kyei has charged the incoming Governing Board (GB) and Standing Executive Committee (SEC) to beat his 25-point of achievement or consider themselves failed.
The dinner which took place at the Trinity Hall of Central University, Miotso was attended by the Minister of Health, Hon Alex Segbefia, Pharm. Martha Gyansah Lutterodt, Pharm. Emmanuel Kwesi Eghan (the thematic speaker), and a representative of the judicial service saw the announcement by the Electoral Commission (EC) the winners of the Society’s election which took place on the afternoon of the said occasion.
After hot presidential contest between Dr. Mrs. Frances Owusu-Daaku, Pharm. Thomas Boateng Appiagyei (TBA), Pharm Charles Dontoh, and Dr. Francis Manu Sarpong, Mr Appiagyei emerged as the ultimate subduer.
At close of Friday, the Congress decided to settle on the following persons to steer the affairs of the Society in the next couple of years:
Pharm. Thomas Boateng Appiagyei President
Pharm. Godfried Kofi Abu Vice President
Pharm. Mrs Barbara Owusu Treasurer
Pharm. Frank Kumi Editor
The newly-elect Executive Members include Dr. Kwame O. Buabeng, Dr. Christian Agyare, Mrs. Gertrude Dorcas Laryea and Ernest Owusu Aboagye Esq.
In his outgoing speech, Mr Kyei acknowledged the efforts of his team throughout his tenure. He advised all the winning and lost candidates to put aside any differences and focus on sharing ideas and thoughts to advance the course of the Society.
After a symbolic change of hands of the official chain of the Society, Mr Appiagyei took the opportunity during an inaugural speech to pay recognition to his contenders in the presidential race.
He thanked the members of the Society for entrusting with him the opportunity and privilege to serve as a leader. Whilst he was a man of few words, he asserted, he was a man of demonstrated works and service and his total commitment to service was what he intended bringing on board. He saw it as a responsibility to sustain the current passion, energy, and momentum generated by the events leading to the election. “I Thomas Boateng Appiagyei will not fail you. I will also not forget your valuable inputs in the form of the questions and comments during all our interactions.”
In his speech, the Hon Minister of Health apologized for not making it to the opening ceremony of the congress. He said he had taken notice of the contents of a communiqué read by the Society, specifically a request to add a pharmacist to the newly formed technical team tasked to review the National Health Insurance Scheme.
He remarked his willingness to work with the incoming president and his new team and maintain an open door policy. According to the minister, a letter released from his office to the Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC) should be bringing to an end a protracted delay in the smooth migration of Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) members onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
He reminded the PSGH of its huge responsibility in the provision healthcare delivery across the health sector.
The congress dinner was also marked by the cutting of a cake to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the PSGH and the conferment of fellowship status on some distinguished pharmacists in the persons of Prof Abraham Yeboah Mensah, Rev. Prof Charles Ansah, Prof. Nathaniel Nii A. Okine, Mr Philip Anum, Mr Kofi Nsiah, CEO of Kinapharma Limited, Mrs Rebecca Nordor, Prof. G. H. Konning and Prof T.C. Fleitcher.