The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners, (IHRMP) Ghana, has conferred a fellow status on Dr Anthony Kwame Apedzi, Chief Executive Officer, St John Ambulance.
This honour was for his contribution towards the development of human resource management practice in the country.
Dr Apedzi was part of nine other members who were selected across the country for the honour, at a ceremony held in Accra by the institute.
Three others received honorary fellows for their contribution towards human resource development in the country.
A fellow status is conferred on members of the Institute, who have distinguished themselves in the area of human resource management practice.
"Their achievements are verified in all the institutions they have worked by independent Fellowship Committee, before recommendation is made to the National Governing Council for Elevation of Membership."
Fellows of the Institute are experienced human resource management practitioners who help the Institute in its operations in terms of training and regulations
Dr Apedzi has over 20 years experience in human resource management. He established the Human Resource Department of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital with over 4000 staff strength and was the head for almost 10 years before he was recalled to the Ministry of Health to help build the HR system of the National Ambulance Service. Hitherto, Korle bu was controlled by the Human Resource Department of the Ministry of Health.
He is currently a Governing Council Member of the Institute and was among the pioneers of the Institute's Professional certification programme in 2002.
Dr Apedzi expressed his excitement of the elevation of his membership with the Institute stating that, he was humbled by the recognition for the numerous years of dedicated service to human resource practice in the country.
He pledged his continuous dedication to the mission and vision of the Institute.
His Certificate of Elevation read: "This is to certify that Dr Anthony Kwame Apedzi having satisfied the qualifying requirements prescribed by the National Governing Council and as defined in the Constitution of the Institute, was conferred a Fellow of IHRMP, Ghana, on Friday, the 8th Day of November, 2019 and is entitled to all privileges and rights pertaining to that status".
The nine others who also received elevation in their memberships were: Mr. Samuel Ransford Asiedu, Ms. Felicia Osafo, Mr. Robert Quaye, Ms. Mildred Sika Tettey, Mr. Leonard Quarcoopome, Mr. Evan Kofi Bayitse, Mr. George Anto- Boateng, Mr. Andrews Osei Okrah, and Dr. Kwame Nyamekye.
The three who received honorary fellow award include Mr. Kwaku Andoh Awotwi, Mr. George Tetteh Adamah, and Mr. Emmanuel Adu- Sarkodee.
Dr Kwame Apedzi made a Fellow of IHRMP