The Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) has inducted 44 senior engineers into the fold of the institution online via Zoom.
The senior engineers who were inducted online included 10 Civil Engineers, 24 in the Mechanical/Agric/Marine Technical Division, five in the Chemical/Mining Technical Division and five in the Electrical/Electronic Technical Division.
The inductees included 10 senior officers of the Ghana Army from the ranks of Lt. Col. to Brigadier and an Israeli engineer by name Ing. Mahmud Attila of Amandi, was also inducted.
Swearing in the inductees, the President of GhIE, Ing. Alexander Leslie Ayeh said, the Institution is like a stream connected with its environment. “What is happening today is allowing you to extend your coordinates to flow along with the ever-rolling stream called the GhIE”.
He congratulated all the inductees for their endurance, particularly during this novel period of COVID-19, saying, “I believe that the Almighty God has called you to be part of this stream at this time for a purpose”.
Ing. Ayeh charged all the newly-inducted senior engineers to ensure that the minutes of several GhIE committees and meetings would have their names recorded to enable them contribute to the workings of the Institution and have a smooth renewal of their annual license.
The Immediate Past President (IPP) of GhIE, Ing. Steve Amoaning-Yankson advised the senior engineering inductees to use their expertise in engineering to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians in key areas like development of water supply, power, roads, health, sanitation, communication, housing and other infrastructural development in the country.
The Executive Director of the GhIE, Ing. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong reminded the senior engineers to participate in seminars and evening sessions at the Institution, which helps to mentor the new and young engineers of the Institution. He hinted that participating in GhIE-organized programmes earns members Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points; adding that engineers need 18 CPD points to qualify them for yearly renewal of their engineering license.
On his part, the chairman of the GhIE Membership Committee of GhIE, Ing. Kwabena Bempong, said the novel maiden edition of the Special Induction of senior engineers online, is a true testimony of the fact that with or without COVID-19, life must go on and without engineering there would be no development in the country.