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Business News of Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Source: B&FT

Prof. Alabi, Dr. Mbia named in IMANI top-5 leaders

IMANI Ghana, the policy think-thank, has named Professor Joshua Alabi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), and Dr. Kofi Mbiah, Chief Executive of the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), in its list of “Top-5 Most Inspirational Public Sector Leaders in Ghana for 2012”.

The frontline personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS); the Graphic Communications Group; and the Driver & Vehicle Licencing Authority complete the list.

In a statement issued by the think-thank in Accra, Professor Alabi was named among the top-five “for his quiet, sturdy, and persistent focus on utilising the resources of UPSA, with a shrewd emphasis on returns and a long-term goal of sustainable excellence".

Professor Alabi, whose first term of office came to an end in January this year, is also credited with working assiduously to guide what was then the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) into becoming a fully-fledged university with the passage of the University of Professional Studies Act barely a year ago.

While acknowledging the hassle Ghanaians go through at our ports due to arbitrary and chaotic clearance procedures - and despite years of costly IT-based and other reforms - Dr. Kofi Mbia was named among the top-five inspirational public sector leaders “as one of the few individuals working to bring some decency into maritime trade affairs in this country”.

According to IMANI Ghana, the Graphic Communications Group has shown “consistently that it has one of the most advanced internal controls and preventive structures among corporate organisations in the country, by regularly presenting robust accounts to internal and external auditors.

“For a public corporation, this dedication to world-class corporate governance is remarkable, and certainly commendable. For this reason, the Group takes second spot on our 2012 rankings,” the statement said.

The think-tank also named the Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Works & Housing; Ghana Youth Employment & Entrepreneurial Development Agency; The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions; and National Pensions Regulatory Authority Board as the five-worst performing public sector organisations for the year under review.