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19.11.2008 Education

Vicky Now IPR President

By Our Reporter -

Mrs Vicky  Wireko-Andoh, a former corporate relations manager of Uniliver, Ghana, has been elected president of the Institute of Public Relations.

Mrs Wireko-Andoh, who was vice-president of the Institute for the period 2006-2008 replaces Mr Kojo Yankah, who has been president since 2002.

A statement signed by Byron Taylor, acting Executive Secretary of the Institute said Mrs Wireko-Andoh's election took place at the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Institute on November 6.

Major (rtd) Albert Don-Chebe, Head of Corporate Communication and Customer Care of Ghana Telecom was elected Vice-president while Mr E. Essilfie Conduah, Adwoa Boatemaa Sono and Mrs Sylvia Annoh were elected Honorary Secretary, Vice Honarary Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

The statement said in accepting the position, Mrs Wireko-Andoh described her main task, with the help of her team, as threefold.

“The first is to take the IPR, Ghana to another level by working for more members and keeping members' interest alive.”

The second, the statement said “is to push Public Relations (PR) and the communication profession to the level where it would remain a must-have management tool for every institution worth its salt and not a nice to have accessory.

“Her personal commitment is to give the PR profession a new and respectable facelift in Ghana”, the statement said.

The executive would also endeavour to position Ghana's image, integrity, resourcefulness, beauty, culture and warmth to the world and to offer expertise as a professional body and work with governmental agencies and departments to sell Ghana's attractiveness as an African Star.

The statement said the new Executive Committee would be inaugurated at a special ceremony in January next year.