Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has recognised the enormous contributions of its immediate past Board Chairman, Mr. Moses Aristophanes Kwame Gyasi.
Mr. Gyasi, a Retired Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, a Chartered Accountant, a prolific writer and an author of seven books on accounting, auditing and anti-corruption was celebrated last weekend for his immense contribution to GII and the fight against corruption in Ghana.
Mr. Gyasi joined GII as a Board member in October 2003. He was later elected as the Chairman of the Board, a position he held until 2019 when his tenure expired.
He was presented with a citation and an undisclosed sum of Money by the Management and staff members of GII.
According to the citation, during Mr gyasi’s tenure, he led the consolidation of GII’s governance processes which resulted in the revision of GII’s Regulations, Manual of Policies and Administrative Procedures, Manual of Financial Regulations and Manual of Terms and Conditions of Service of Employees.
It added, “As the Official Chapter Representative, Mr. Gyasi supported GII’s rise to prominence within the ranks of the Transparency International fraternity by representing GII in all Annual Membership Meetings (AMM) during his tenure and contributed constructively to discussions on transparency and accountability.
“As an academician and a professional accountant ‘par excellence’, Mr. Gyasi did not withhold from GII his expertise in corporate governance, accounting and administration throughout his service.”
Mr. Gyasi, GII maintains, will also be remembered for his immense contributions to the capacity development of GII’s stakeholders and the recruitment of the organisation’s employees.
On this day, “GII, the local chapter of Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organisation wishes to express its profound gratitude to you for your meritorious service to the organisation and the fight against corruption. GII will forever remain grateful to you.”
Speaking at a brief ceremony in Accra to celebrate the great man, the Executive Director of GII, Mrs Linda Ofori –Kwafo indicated the event was the first of its kind in the annals of the Organisation, explaining that, but for Covid, the event would have taken place back in 2020.
She was delighted to have worked with Mr Gyasi whom she described as a man who has the welfare of employees at heart.
Both current and former board members of GII who were present to grace the occasion acknowledged that Mr Gyasi was well deserving of the honour being conferred on him.
In particular, Mr David Ayi Hammond, Deputy Board Chairman of GII said “the work Kwame has done deserves recognition. What he has done will stand the test of time and will be remembered. We in GII currently will acknowledge that Kwame has done very well in corruption fight.”
On his part, Mr Gyasi’ expressed appreciation to the GII for the recognition. He said’ I’m happy for the recognition and thankful for what you have done.”
He advised Ghanaians not to relent in the fight against corruption.
Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is the local chapter of Transparency International (TI)
Established in 1999, GII is a non-partisan, non-profit civil organisation focused on addressing corruption.