Official Launch and Honorary Fellowship Awards – Sierra Leone

The International Institute for Productivity and Public Management (IPPUM) had its formal launch in Sierra Leone on the 7th May, 2021.  As part of the launch, IPPUM and its International partners, the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) of UK awarded Honorary Fellowships to eleven (11) outstanding Sierra Leoneans for their productivity and accomplishments in their professional careers. The award ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko hotel in Freetown.

In his welcome address, the Founding President / CEO of IPPUM Dr. George Smith-Graham stated that, the essence of IPPUM’s work in Africa is to promote the productivity agenda in African Countries.  He stated further that, the primary responsibility of the institute is to research, strengthen and disseminate knowledge to organizations, stakeholders and individuals to augment productivity growth.

The Chairman for the occasion Mr Koby Walker, who is also the President of of the Employers Federation of Sierra Leone thanked IPPUM for bringing the productivity agenda to Sierra Leone.  He said, the Employers Federation of Sierra Leone is working hard to improve productivity in Sierra Leone.  “I am glad it has to do with productivity, we recently launched a productivity portal through which we are going to work with our partners to inculcate the paradigm shift in the minds of employers and employees, “Mr. Walker said.  

The Special Guest of Honour, Justice Fatmata Bintu Alhadi, an Appeals Court Judge, expressed her gratitude to the organizers for introducing such a high standard professional Body in Sierra Leone.  She said, she was impressed with the code of conduct of the IPMA.  Justice Alhadi said, It is important for managers and professionals in the country to enhance and develop their management skills and capabilities, to increase their efficiency and productivity in both the public and private sectors in this country.

Justice Fatmata Bintu Alhadi also received a special award for her Excellent, Meritorious and dedicated service to the Judiciary.

The awardees were drawn from both the public and private sectors of Sierra Leone.