IMANI Public Sector Leadership Award (IPSLA) is a prestigious annual public service excellence award organized by IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Ghana. It seeks to reward the successful and effective delivery of service by public institutions in Ghana to their stakeholders in the year under review, which begins in September of the previous year to September of the year in which the award is being granted.
Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has called for an autonomous body to deal with corruption in the country at the 2015 IMANI Public Sector Leadership Awards (IPSLA) Ceremony.
He said as a matter of urgency, an anti-corruption independent body with prosecution powers should be instituted to clamp down on what he called the corruption menace.
Prof. Adei made the call when he delivered the keynote address at the fifth edition of the IMANI Public Sector Leadership Awards at the Alisa Hotel in Accra last Wednesday.
Five institutions which distinguished themselves in the areas of transformation through innovation, public engagement, and independence of control from the central government were honoured at the event.
They are the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Gender.
The awards ceremony was held on the theme: “Smart Governance: Key Principles for a better Public Sector.” It was predicated on three pillars: Public engagement, independence and the promise of transformation.
IMANI’s awards, instituted five years ago, is an advocacy tool to support ongoing reforms in the public sector and boost the stature of those pursuing the reforms.
The initiative is also meant to assess the performance of public institutions and reward them for the successful and effective delivery of their mandates.