Siaw Agyapong opens leadership confab at Gomoa Fetteh

Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, the Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, has opened the 11th edition of the Jospong Leadership Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoah Fetteh.

The event, which took place on Monday, January 15, 2024 drew participants, mainly leaders and staff of both of the Jospong Group of Companies. Others also joined online from across the country.

Some of the participants

Dr. Agyepong commenced the conference by expressing gratitude to God for another successful year and extended a warm welcome to the distinguished guests, including the Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Samanjith Udumalagala and the CEO of Asian African Consortium, Mrs. Adelaide Araba Siaw Agyepong.

Before delving into the conference’s theme, Dr. Agyepong took a moment to remember colleagues who departed in the preceding year, emphasising the importance of unity and remembrance within the Jospong family.

Reflecting on the past 11 years of the leadership conference, Dr. Agyepong highlighted the positive impact of the annual event, attributing its success to the dedication and hard work of the Group’s employees.

The theme for the 2024 Leadership Conference: “Driving Business Excellence through Innovation, Sustainability and Empowerment,” was unveiled with a clear message that innovation is crucial for achieving the Group’s vision of becoming a leading business in Africa.

Addressing sustainability, Dr. Agyepong underlined Jospong Group’s commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.

The call for collaboration and innovative thinking echoed throughout his speech, emphasising the need for intentional efforts in sustainable businesses and financial modelling to empower employees and stakeholders.

Participants at the conference

Capacity building emerged as a key focus, with Dr. Agyepong emphasising the importance of investing in the Group’s human capital. He highlighted various training programs undertaken in the past year, including international initiatives, such as waste recovery and recyclables training in Thailand and participation in global conferences like COP 28.

The Jospong Academy’s role in designing innovative learning programmes has been critical to the growth of the conglomerate.

Speaking on the topic: “Empower for Greatness: Igniting Businesses”, President of the Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship – International, Mr. Baba Mahama, asked business owners to simplify and define their missions to employees, if they want them empowered.

He said the first place to look for competition was no other place than within one’s organisation.

Mr. Mahama was categorical that excellence could only be achieved when efficiency and effectiveness are equilibrium.

He said the first customer to an organisation was none other than its employees and their satisfaction transcends to the external customer at all times.


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