Ghana: 2016 Annual Accountants’ Week Celebrations Begin With a Health Walk

The President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, has urged the membership of the Institute to vote for competent persons to oversee the Institute's affairs at their forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Prof. Omane-Antwi said the administration and governance of the Institute needed to be in capable hands in order to preserve and protect the international goodwill and respect the Institute was currently enjoying.

He also urged the entire membership of ICAG and students of the Institute to lead healthy lifestyles in order to be of sound mind as they could only be effective and efficient at their work if they were in good health.

Prof. Omane-Antwi, who was addressing participants at the end of a Health Walk to usher in this year's Annual Accountants' Week celebrations, commended participants for the enthusiasm shown towards the Health Walk.

The Walk, which aimed to imbue in all members of the Institute, staff and students the importance of physical exercise to health, began from the Aviation Social Centre through the 37 Military Hospital, Flagstaff House, Danquah Circle, Police Hospital, Togo Embassy and the Lands Commission, ending at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra.

He reminded members of ICAG of the proposal for members of the Institute to contribute to the deepening of Ghana's current democratic dispensation by volunteering as Returning Officers during the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

He said the theme for this year's Accountants' Week celebrations-- 'Emerging developments in the Financial Services Industry in Ghana'-- was chosen because of the turbulence in the financial services sector of the economy.

Prof. Omane-Antwi stressed the need for sanity and stability to prevail in the financial services sector through proper regulation, adding that the issue would be thoroughly discussed for effective solutions at the conference.

Other activities marking the celebrations are a church service on May 22 at the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Sakumono in Accra; news conference in Accra on May 23; Accountants' conference on May 26; and the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which has been rescheduled from May 27 to May 30.

Source: Government of Ghana