This week Chiefs and Staff of Traditional Councils, Regional and National House of Chiefs gather at the campuses of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) for the latest training. The Annual Training Workshop is designed to equip traditional leaders and staff of the traditional councils “with effective leadership and management skills towards the sustainable development of their communities”, Vice-Chancellor Professor Okoe Amartey noted in his opening address.
The Otumfou Center for Traditional Leadership (OCTL) since its establishment has made a name for itself as a premier institution for education and training on traditional leadership.
The Vice-Chancellor also shared a story about Nana Opoku-Ampomah, founder of the Institute of Professional Studies (now UPSA) and Paramount Chief of Amoafo -Bekwai in the Ashanti Region who has made astounding contributions to the University and his community. In recognition of his achievements and contributions, the University Council will award Nana Opoku-Ampomah with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in a special ceremony to be held on 25 April 2018.
Chiefs, Queen Mothers, and staff from traditional local councils from across Ghana were in attendance at Monday’s programme and will be participating in the five day workshop. The Director of OCTL, Lepowura M.N.D Jawula gave an address to welcome new and returning participants and Pro- Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Barnor chaired the ceremony.