The First Lady, Lordina Mahama and wife of 2012 running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samira Bawumia, will join a host of high level personalities at the first “GIMPA Homecoming Ball”.

The historic gathering, which is scheduled to come off on Friday, November 29, 2013, is under the theme ‘Networking for Excellence’.

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has finally thrown an open invitation to all of her alumni to return to the institute on 29th November, 2013 for a historic gathering, dubbed “GIMPA Alumni Homecoming Ball”.

Lordina Mahama, who graduated from the institute together with Samira in December 2012, will be the Guest of Honour for a Lecture on Friday, November 29, at 5pm at the GIMPA Executive Conference Center (GECC), which is expected  to be invaded by the Alumni. It will be followed by a buffet with authentic Ghanaian Highlife Live Band music at the GIMPA Club House at 7pm the same night.

Addressing the students’ body on Monday, the President of the GIMPA Students Representative Council (SRC), Mr. Benjamin Essuman, announced that the program is a partnership between the GIMPA Corporate Affairs Directorate, the Alumni Council and the SRC. He emphasized on the importance of instituting the GIMPA Alumni Homecoming as an annual event on the calendar of the school. Mr. Essuman further encouraged students of GIMPA to prepare to give the alumni a rousing and warm welcome back to campus.

“This is the first of the ‘GIMPA Connection’ we have been talking about. We need to meet and network for more business opportunities and open doors. It is an opportunity to have one on one with that GIMPA colleague of yours, whose contact you so desire. We need to share our business interests and grow our opportunities”, Essuman said.

The Alumni Homecoming Ball is designed to help GIMPA pull together the strength of its alumni towards advancing the business opportunities and becoming changed leaders in corporate Ghana.

Speaking at the same function, the Vice President of the SRC, Mr. Henry Tuffuor, who chairs the Organising Committee explained that GIMPA needs to tap into the rich resource base of its products and hence the organization of such a prestigious evening program, in the hope of attracting the alumni back to campus. With confidence he said: “Our sponsors are coming in as expected, because they know it is going to be a night to remember. GIMPA will once again show excellence in how to make alumni feel relevant in their alma mater.”

The Students of GIMPA plan to excite the past students with mind-blowing surprises including a computerized display of a planned Ultra Modern SRC Complex with offices for the Alumni Council. 

Significant among the occasion is the wearing of ‘All White’ by the entire students’ populace to signify over five decades of excellent role GIMPA has played in the development and advancement of mother Ghana and Africa.

Among the sons and daughters that GIMPA is beckoning to return to the Greenhill campus apart from the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama is Mr. Roland Agambire of Rlg, Mr. Daniel Markoley of McDan Group of companies, Mrs. Gifty Afenyi Dadzie of Aglow Ghana, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare of Perez Chapel, Rev Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye of Makers House Chapel International and Bishop James Saah of Action Chapel. 

Other high profile personalities that GIMPA has produced and is inviting to the 29th November program include, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, Rev. Mrs. Rita Korankye Ankrah, Mrs. Mona Isshacku, Mrs. Sonya Sadhwani, Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh, Police Commissioners John Kudalor and  David Asante Appeatu, Bishop Clive Mould of Action Chapel,  Mr. Martin Brobbey of Yazz Products,  Alexander Akwasi Acquah of Community Group of Hospitals, Gilbert Aggrey (Abeiku Santana), Kwami Sefa Kayi, Cecil Nii Obodai Wentum and Kwaku Sakyi-Addo.