Dear Fellow Project Managers,
It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to PMI Ghana Chapter. It has been more than six years of public service, serving the general public and in particular, our cherished members, in the propagation of the principles of the project management profession. It is a privilege to become the third president of this noble professional organisation, after six years of being chartered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.
Our noble organisation exists in an era where millennium development goals drive development. An era we are having recurring flooding of our major cities anytime there is a down pour, growing disparities in gender towards access to opportunities, challenges due to climate change and increasing prevalence of youth unemployment in our part of the world. I hope you will agree with me that, it is only through the use of proven and adaptive project management practices that these burdens on our beloved country can be reduced. It is for these and other related reasons that a group of volunteers took up the challenge to go through the rigorous process of establishing the PMI Ghana Chapter. The organisation has remained active and relevant through the efforts of committed and hardworking volunteers who continue to advocate and propagate the use of proven project management practices in all sectors of our economy. I must also say with pride that, PMI Ghana Chapter is the only professional organisation in Ghana that has its membership cutting across all professional disciplines practicing in either the government, private and NGOs environments.
Today, with over 300 members and still counting, let us feel at home, not only in a small group of our peers, but also in our diverse disciplines, making project management indispensable in our communities and indeed throughout the country at large. Today, the PMI Ghana Chapter, can boast of being one of the leading chapters in Africa together with Nigeria and South Africa, among the chapters making up the PMI Region 16. It is however, our ambition to become the number one in the very near future. To enable us achieve this feat, we will require your involvement, both as a member and a committed volunteer of the Chapter. I and the entire Board of Directors would be happy to have you join us in our monthly Chapter meetings and the many other exciting events.
I want to give a special credit to the first two presidents the chapter, Dickinson Agyapong-Bempa and Augustine Harrington-Nunoo, the chairman of the current and past Advisory Council of the chapter, Rev. Moses Alison Tetteh, and all the past and current advisors and volunteers, whose assiduous efforts has brought us to where we are today. To all of you, I say a big Ayekoo!!!
Albert Selorm Agbemenu, PMP
President, PMI Ghana Chapter