The newly acclaimed and sworn-in National President of the Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA), Reverend Chris Pardie, has promised to work with committed members to rebrand the association.
Reverend Chris Pardie, who until last Saturday was the Secretary General of GUNA, observed that large numbers of uncommitted members failed to contribute their quota to help in achieving the aim and vision of GUNA, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and an affiliate of the United Nations for peace and development.
“This GUNA will not be like yesterday’s GUNA, and I am glad to have a strong team as my National Executive Committee to drive this association to its expected end,” Reverend Pardie said at GUNA’s 44th National Congress at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, where he, with 14 new officers, by majority acclamation, were sworn into office by the Dade Kotopon Municipal Officer of the Electoral Commission, Kofi Frempong, last Saturday.
This new GUNA, Reverend Pardie assured congress, that it would work hard to deepen relationships with all of its partners, as well as extend its membership drive in all the regions and second-cycle schools.
“As we look to structure this GUNA, we will add our voices on pressing national issues as stakeholders. We, therefore, need every member of this association to demonstrate commitment and attend meetings when they are scheduled.
“Our social responsibilities in the health sector would be extended to make our presence felt,” he said.
The 44th GUNA National Congess was on the theme: ‘Partnership for development’.
Ambassador Clifford Martey Korley, a member of the International Society of Diplomats and the Special Guest of Honour advised the new executives to use their unique positions as catalysts for advocacy, promoting dialogue and innovations to complex challenges.
He urged GUNA to work across borders to protect human developments, adding, “Since partnerships are key to achieve your objectives, I charge the new executive to spearhead sustainable developments with a renewed vigour and commitment.”