COMMUNIQUE OF THE BIANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (BGM) OF AMDIN
The Biennial General Meeting of AMDIN was convened on the 21 September 2017, in Accra, Ghana.
The BGM noted that the SOPSA Report was handed over to the African Union. The BGM resolved that the report should be launched at the highest levels of participating governments. AMDIN must continue to work as a think tank and support the implementation of the SOPSA report for the betterment of the lives of the people. The AU Commission indicated that it would transmit the report to the respective Ministers.
The AMDIN Journal was launched in Rwanda in June 2017, and a Call for papers was issued. A template will be developed to serve as a guideline on how to do interviews. The Journal will be a platform for sharing knowledge using the contributions from scholars and public servants (retired and those still within the service).
AMDIN received an unqualified audit findings for the 2015/16 financial year.
GIMPA moved for the adoption of the Constitution and Liberia seconded the motion. The new Constitution of AMDIN was adopted. The new Constitution of AMDIN did away with the portfolio of Treasurer and CEO, and created regional Vice Presidents and a Secretary General of AMDIN. The Constitution, also included the outgoing President in the new Executive.
Following the adoption of the Election Guide, the election was conducted under the auspices of the African Union and the Secretariat.
President :Mr Eduardo Chilundo from ISAP in Mozambique
Secretary General : Professor Richard Levin from the South African National School of Government.
Former Chair: Mr. Kofi Arkaah-Ocran from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
Prof Essia from Cameroon for the Central Africa region.
Mr Gasamagera Rwanda respectively for the East Africa region.
Dr John Dzimba for the Southern Africa region.
Mr Azinwie Asongwe from Benin for the West Africa region.