A Twelve member Institutional Management Committee (IMC) has been inaugurated for the Biriwa Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Institute in the Central Region.
The reconstituted committee with a three year mandate has Dr. John Daniel Otoo, Chief Executive Officer of Capital O2 Natural Health Company Limited as its chairman.
Replacing an eight member committee which served for about four years, the new committee also has Mr. Samuel Kwashie Amegbor, the institute’s manager as secretary and Mr. Amos Assifuah as the Trade Union Congress Staff representative.
Mr. Isaac Kingsley Donkor represents the District Assembly, Mrs. Erskine Sekyiba, PTA, Rev. Asante Bordoh, Trade Association, Mr. Ofori Kwansah, Labour Office, while Mr. Joseph Bunyan stands in for the District Directorate of Education.
The rest are Mr. Adu Gyamfi Marfo, Alumni Representative, Ms. Juliana Nkrumah, NVTI, Madam Rita Gyening as the recorder, while the District Administration representative is yet to be appointed.
Inaugurating the committee, Mr. Stephen B. Amponsah, Executive Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), advised the members not to involve themselves in procurement and business transactions either with or on behalf of the institute.
Instead, he said the committee should stick to its role of supporting and supervising the operations of the institute and help it to access viable projects to help strengthen its Internally Generated Fund base.
It is also expected to ensure discipline among staff and students of the institute and support the manager to execute directives from the NVTI head office and while doing so, balance its powers of authority to prevent undue interference or negligence.
Manager of the institute, Mr Amegbor, enumerated challenges of the institute to include encroachment of its lands, obsolete tools and equipment, inadequate classrooms and hostel facilities.
He appealed for a school bus and also charged the new committee to help the institute find solution to the challenges.
Dr. Otoo, chairman of the IMC on behalf of the new committee pledged to serve selflessly to move the institution to a higher pedestal, and to fulfil his personal desire to push for rapid development through education. GNA