Gloria Akua Sarku works at the Office of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana as a Research Officer. Gloria’s main tasks involve work design, strategic planning, data collection and analysis and liaising with national and international libraries, research-based institutions and civil organisations. The others are preparing budgets and work plans for service delivery. Gloria has three masters’ degrees; MA in Peace and Security from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), MA in Organisation Development from University of Cape Coast and MA in Philosophy from the Patrice Lumumba Peoples Friendship University, Moscow, Russia in 1992.
Ms Sarku’s interests are in effective and efficient management and public administration interventions, progressive leadership and most of all effective parliamentary practices and procedures for a sustainable democracy. Gloria is a fluent communicator with admirable interpersonal skills and relationship. Serving in various offices and capacities at the Parliamentary Service has given her very fine values of hard work, integrity and immense leadership qualities.
One of the commendable achievement s of Gloria includes pioneering and setting up of the Research Department of Parliament of Ghana. She has served as clerk to various Standing and Select Committees of Parliament and has participated in several international seminars and conferences including the International Federation of Library Associations’ Annual Conference where she delivered a paper on Library and Research Service Delivery to Parliamentarians. She also participated and presented a paper at the Annual International Conference of International Organisation Development Association (IODA). She has membership of the following associations and bodies: International Association for Organisation Development and Change (ISODC), Academy of International Business (AIB), African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants.