The Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has Today November 4, 2021, inaugurated the Engineering Council Board with the mandate to guide and regulate the practice of engineering, provide for related matters and secure the highest professional standards in the practice of engineering in the country.
The minister said constituted the board will help distinguish between the various categories of professional practitioners, that’s, individual practitioners, engineering firms, engineering education units, and licensed bodies from the unprofessional bodies.
This, he said, is necessary to protect the public and maintain confidence in the profession for societal and national development. He added, that engineering continues to transform every aspect of our human life, be it transportation, health, housing and other forms of infrastructure projects.
“Most people, particularly those outside the field of engineering do not pay the necessary attention for your work as long as their lives are working. This makes engineering very essential in solving the world's problems. For this reason every effort must be made to protect the sanctity of the profession,” Asenso-Boakye said.
The Minister further entreats the new board to use their knowledge and experience to enrich the strategic decisions of the council to enable it to deliver on its mandate as enshrined in the Engineering Council Act, 2011 (ACT 819).
A member board, Professor Engineer Mark Adom-Asamoah, thanked the minister for the confidence reposed in them and pledged to put the country first in the discharge of their duty.
“We promise to serve in the interest of the nation, ensuring the regulation of engineering practice and provide for regulated matters to secure the highest professional standards in the practice of engineering,” he pledged.
Professor Adom- Asamoah, encourages all engineering practitioners whether they are craftsmen, technicians or professional engineers to know that this is for them and all these have been put in place to ensure that they have the right environment for practicing engineering in the country.
The membership composition of the board includes, Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, Rev. Erick Otenkerang Ankrah, Mr. Philip Kwame Aheto, Ing Sir Frederick Kwabena Akwaboah, Ing Valence Wise Ametefe, among others.
Source: Abdul-Razak Mohammed (Real Estate Times Africa)