The CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 reconstituted its Management Board to give policy direction to the Director of the Institute. Dr. Abu Sakara Foster, a Development Agronomist and Executive Chairman of SAKFOS FARMS was appointed as Chairman of the Board.
The inaugural ceremony was held at the Institute’s Conference Room. The Director of the Institute,
Dr. Stella Ama Ennin in her welcome address expressed her excitement about the composition of the Board and implored them to do their utmost best to propel the Institute to higher heights.
The Director-General of CSIR, Prof Victor Agyeman led the Board Members to swear two oaths: The Oath of Office and The Oath of Secrecy. In his inaugural speech, he, on behalf of the Council, congratulated the new Board on their appointments and briefed them on their key responsibilities.
In attendance at the ceremony were the Director of Administration of CSIR, Mr. Issahaku Adams, Rev. Prof. Hans Adu-Dapaah, a former Director of the CSIR-CRI as well as the Internal Management Committee (IMC) of the Institute.
Dr. Abu Sakara Foster, the Chairman of the Board, on behalf of other members, expressed gratitude to the Council for the confidence reposed in them and gave the assurance that the Board would work selflessly to promote the work of the Institute.
The composition of the new Board
Dr.  Abu Sakara Foster                   -  Agric. Consultant                 - (Chairman)
Dr. J. O. Fening                              - Cognate Director                   - (Member)
Dr. Stella A. Ennin                         - Director CRI                          - (Member)
Mr. Theophilus Osei Owusu          - Ag. Director MoFA               - (Member)
Mr. Emmanuel Brako                    - Director of Finance, CSIR     - (Member)

Mrs. Janet Gyimah-Kesse             - Agro Processor                       - (Member)
Prof. K. Ansu Kyeremeh               - (Nana Fobi Kropa III)            - (Member)
Members of the Internal Management of Committee in a group photograph with the Board after the inauguration.
The Director of CSIR-CRI, Dr Stella Ama Ennin addressing the group during the ceremony