The first female Ghanaian President of the Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO), Ing. Mrs. Carlien Bou-Chedid, and the President of Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Ing. Alexander Leslie Ayeh, have paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The two were accompanied by Chairman of the Engineering Council of Ghana, Ing. Abbey-Sam.
The purpose of the visit was to introduce Ing. Mrs. Bou-Chedid, the newly inaugurated 5th president of FAEO to President Akufo-Addo. The team also took the opportunity to introduce Ing. Leslie Ayeh as the president-elect for the West African Federation of Engineering Organisations (WAFEO).
Ing. Mrs. Bou-Chedid briefed the president about FAEO and the fact that it represents engineering organizations on the continent.
She also spoke about FAEO goals, in particular the intention to harmonise standards for engineering education, practice and goods.
The president of GhIE, Ing. Leslie Alexander Ayeh, who is also president-elect for the WAFEO, told President Akufo-Addo that – as part of his terms of reference, he is to harness the potential from uplifting the image of West Africa.
He said he has been trumpeting the president’s ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ mantra across Africa, because he sees it not only as a Ghanaian agenda but a continental one that should ensure positive change on the continent.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated Ing. Mrs. Bou-Chedid for her new role as president of FAEO, and also congratulated Ing. Leslie Alexander Ayeh as the president-elect for WAFEO.
He assured them of government’s backing for their tenure, and assigned the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Fawaz Aliu, to liaise with Ing. Ayeh and Ing. Carlien as an assurance of governmental support for their new roles – which he described as good news and a big responsibility.