The Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) has presented a cheque for GH¢50,000 to the Appiatse Explosion Support Fund.
The presentation was done on the sidelines of the ongoing 2022 Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting at the Engineers Centre.
Presenting the cheque, the president of the GhIE, Ing. Rev. Prof. Charles Anum Adams, said even though the reconstruction of Appiatse township is directly under Engineers, his institution could not sit aloof when the fund-raising support was launched by the government.
He added that the institution is fortunate to have the chairman of the fundraising team for Appiatse to be one of their own honorary fellow of GhIE, Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee; so, when the appeal to support Appiatse got to the institution, it became a mere formality and easy to raise this amount from members to support a worthy national cause. The president also assured that the institution is ready and willing to assist in areas like providing support to artisans, technicians and other engineering practitioners who may have lost their livelihood or career by providing training and mentorship to persons affected by the unfortunate explosion.
Receiving the cheque, Dr. Aryee said the Appiatse fund-raising secretariat is very grateful to receive this amount from the GhIE.
She added that as an honorary fellow of the Institution, she is very pleased that the institution has been able to mobilise such a huge amount from members toward this national call to support this unfortunate disaster at Appiatse.
She recognised that the GhIE is already providing technical expertise as a member of the Reconstruction Planning and Implementation Committee. She was also glad to hear from the president of the institution on their preparedness to offer any other support needed for the reconstruction of the town, especially, toward the engineering practitioners, artisans and technicians in the locality who have been adversely affected by the quagmire of the explosion.
She congratulated the GhIE for a successful 2022 Annual Conference and AGM which began on 28th March through to 1st April, 2022.