The Ghana Employers Association (GEA) held a two day retreat on 18 & 19 October 2013 with both financial and technical support from the DECP. The retreat was attended by some 33 delegates from both the GEA Council membership and the GEA secretariat.
The retreat provided the opportunity to take time out from the normal GEA Council meetings to look in depth at the current status of the organisation and to look at possible future developments.
In respect of membership it was agreed that the GEA has a loyal membership but that the potential for new members was considerable. It was agreed that 2014 would be the year for the GEA to undertake a major recruitment drive.
The GEA is planning to produce its second Business Agenda in 2014 which will set out in detail the key issues on which the GEA will advocate. The retreat provided the opportunity for Council members to discuss the key issues they wanted to possibly include in this document.
Resulting from the discussions on the retreat it was agreed that a number of working groups would be established to look in detail at services, recruitment, subscriptions and office equipment and IT. These working groups would report back to the next GEA Council meeting.