Ghana’s Parliament has passed the Chartered Institute of selling, Ghana (CIMG) Bill, 2019, after the third reading within the house of Parliament.
The bill was passed on Thursday, June 04, 2020.The passage of this Bill is extremely significant and a very important landmark within the history of the CIMG.
CIMG said it had pursued the Bill for the last 20 years, ranging from the age of H. E. President John Agyekum Kufuor.
The Bill, has therefore, more responsible all subsequent administrations with none success heretofore.
As a part of the procedure for the Bill to become Law, parliament is anticipated to transmit the approved Bill to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his assent.
The Bill will then become operational after Gazette notification.
Commenting on the news, the National President of CIMG, Dr. Daniel Kasser Tee, said:
The eventual passage of the Bill brings a large relief to Marketers, as CIMG will now have the requisite legal backing to line standards for the practice of selling and regulate the practice of the marketing profession in Ghana.The Bill also empowers CIMG to produce education and training, and conduct professional examinations locally, thereby, saving the state huge sums of interchange through the payment of membership dues and examination fees to external marketing bodies.
It is now our address demonstrate how beneficial the passage of this Bill is to Professional Marketers, Student Marketers and mother Ghana.
We, therefore, eagerly await the signing into Law of this approved Bill by H. E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
On his part, the manager Director and CEO of CIMG, Mr Kwabena Akuamoah Agyekum, expressed excitement at the news, indicating further that the Governing Council, Management and Staff of CIMG are equally elated.
He took the chance to pay glorious tribute to H.E. the President of the republic and his cabinet members, members of the cupboard committee, chaired by Hon.
Hajia Alima Mahama, this Parliament, with special mention to the bulk Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Chairman and members of the commission on Education and, particularly, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, whose untiring efforts contributed to the passage of the Bill.
Mr Agyekum concluded by calling on all members of the CIMG, to contribute their quota, by putting all hands on deck to deepen the practice of promoting in ways in which will positively impact businesses, households and therefore the Ghanaian society at large.