The new Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. Victor Kwame Agyeman (Seated fouth from left), paid a visit to the Management and staff of INSTI on Friday, January 9, 2015.
He was accompanied by the out-gone Director General, Dr A. B. Salifu, Acting Director of Administration of CSIR, Mr. Issahaku Adam, the Legal Officer of the CSIR, Yaw Paintsil and a Senior Scientific Officer, Mr. Edward Decker. It was his first official visit to the Institute after assuming office on Tuesday 1st January 2015.
In an address to introduce the New Director General of the CSIR, the immediate past Director General of the CSIR, Dr. A. B. Salifu, stated that the CSIR has a vigorous process of selecting its Director Generals and as such any person who goes through the process and comes out victorious is a potential strong leader capable of directing the affairs of the CSIR. He was affirmative that being confident, competent and experienced, the new Director General could succeed.
Addressing staff, the new Director General asked for unity and a positive mindset to build the CSIR for posterity. He promised to do everything possible to uplift the image of the Institute and the Council as a whole. To ensure in the fulfillment of his dream and ambition to help transform the CSIR to impact positively on the Ghanaian society and beyond, he was committed to work closely with all past Director Generals, Directors and staff of the CSIR as a whole. In line with the above, the Board Chairman of INSTI, Dr. Paul Effah, speaking on behalf of the Management Board of the Institute, pledged their unflinching support for the new Director General and seized the opportunity to remind all staff to work diligently to achieve the objectives of the Institute.
The Director of the Institute, Dr. Joel Sam also pledged to support the new Director General to accomplish all task associated with his appointment.
There were other well-wishing messages from the various associations such as the Research Staff Association, Senior Staff Association, TUC (National and local).