The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated a 9-member board of the Ghana Psychology Council on Monday in Accra with a call on it to work hard and avail themselves of the task ahead.
He expressed his dissatisfaction with the turnout of the number of psychologists in the various health facilities, especially in rural areas.
Hon. Agyeman-Manu showed gratitude to religious leaders who have taken up the role through counseling and expressed concern for the need to psych the youth towards the vigorous study of the said discipline.
The Chairperson of the council, Dr. Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta, said the council is ready to step up and take action to raise high the awareness of psychologists in the country.
The other members of the Board include Mad. Anna Plange, Dr. Charlotte Omane Kwakye-Nuako, Mr. Francis Binnatige Danyi and Prof. C. Charles Mate-Kole.
The rest are Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Mr. Jonathan Acquah, Mr. Nicholas Gyabaah and Mad. Naa Kwama Mansa Williams.
The inauguration of the council was in accordance with sections 86(1) and 103(1) of the Public Financial Act, 2016 (Act 921), which requires all government institutions to establish Audit Committees which places a lot of responsibility on committee members, to provide direction and guidance to the Internal Audit Unit of the Ministry.