Management Development and Productivity Institute, Kumasi

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The availability of the requisite manpower in the correct numbers at the right time has and will always be a factor in the development; economically, socially as well as politically among others of any Nation and Ghana is no exception. For decades, the Ghanaian economy has been on the downslide especially so within the last few years and the Government of Ghana in a bid to halt this downward trend in national development launched the Vision 2020 which provides the policy framework that will take the nation from its present state to that of a middle income nation by the year 2020 thus Vision 2020 provides the policy framework that offers economic growth on a sustainable basis. The Management Development and Productivity Institute is one of the few institutions that offers service to both the public and private sectors of the economy in the form of management training and consultancy, as well as research and productivity promotion to ensure growth on a sustainable basis. Thus the role of the Management Development and Productivity Institute is a key one in the plans to upgrade the status of the Country to middle income country by the year 2020. 1.2 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF MDPI The Institute replaced its forerunner the National Productivity Centre, NPC which was established under a joint Ghana Government, United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and International Labour Organisations Project in 1961. The project was formally handed over to the Ghana Government in 1967 and the Legislative Instrument 1077 established the Institute as a parastatal: and the Management Development and productivity Institute, MDPI came to replace its forerunner, the Natural Productivity Centre, NPC. Over the last three decades, the Management Development and Productivity Institute has trained its share of manpower in the Country especially in the high and middle level managerial capacity in both the private and public sectors of the economy. 1.3 THE SUBJECT TOPIC The Management Development and Productivity institute, Kumasi - the Regional Branch of the Institute 1.4 SUBJECT AND METHODOLOGY The Post - graduate design thesis basically is an architectural design thesis that involves - data collection ( field work); - documentation of data collected; - analysis of data collected; - synthesis - conclusion; the design problem - design solutions; design thesis drawings. 1.5 SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES The scope of the subject is as initialised by the clients brief which has further been developed to arrive at the final brief which defines the scope of the subject topic. The objectives of the subject is to I make a design that satisfies the and objectives of the Institute that is the Management Development and Productivity Institute. 1.6 THE CLIENT The Client is the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) 1.7 THE FINANCIERS The project will be financed by the World Bank and the Ghana Government.
A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Architecture, 1997