Tullow MD charges graduates to be ethical and principled

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Executive Vice-President for Tullow Ghana, Kweku Andoh Awotwi has charged university graduates to strive to be ethical and principled as they step into the world of work.

He added that being ethical and principled was a prerequisite for good leadership, noting, “We recognise that you’re tomorrow’s leaders. You must aspire not to be just any leader, but a leader that has ethics and integrity.”

Speaking at the 19th congregation of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Mr Awotwi stated that one ought not to hold a high position to be an ethical leader, and that as graduates who are embarking on their next phase of lives, they should maximise any opportunity to demonstrate extra leadership and use it to influence those around them.

“Ethics and leadership go hand in hand; it’s what leaders use to influence others to deliver and execute their goals,” he further said.

The Executive Vice-President for Tullow Ghana indicated that “the knowledge and skills you have acquired are not going to be useful if you don’t know how to put them at the disposal of your fellow human”.

He encouraged the graduates not to look down on themselves, for “each of you have something to contribute to national development, so don’t coil yourselves into your shells but open up”.

Rector of GIMPA, Professor Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson also stated that he was happy the school has continued to live up to its mantra as the centre of study, adding that “we are a specialised institution, and we endeavour to deliver”.

He advised them to continue learning even after school because education has no limit.

The rector mentioned that public sector and effective public administration creates the right environment for the development of society, stressing, “That’s why we have organised our discipline such that public administration and its allied discipline of leadership and governance are key to us as an institution.”

In a civilised society, Prof Bondzi-Simpson said, laws provide the framework within which society operates, governance put in place and disputes settled.

Consequently, he noted, “we have received accreditation to run new programmes. We now have accreditation for master’s in Information Technology (IT) and law.  These two put together can combat cybercrime to put in place the appropriate frameworks for development”.

He congratulated the graduates for their studious efforts throughout their study.

The overall best graduating student for 2019 was Dennis Ratna Ayesu, MBA Finance option.

Some of the dignitaries in attendance were the Chairman for the Governing Council of GIMPA – Kofi Darko Asante, the Executive Vice-President for Tullow – Kweku Andoh Awotwi, and the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon – Lydia Alhassan.


Source: The Finder

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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