GhIE signs MoU for 10 acre land with Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council


The Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council (Assin Kushea), Ehunabobrim Prah Agyemsaim VI, at the Engineers Centre, Roman Ridge-Accra.

The MoU signing between GhIE and the Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council (Assin Kushea) is meant to complement the efforts of Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensiam VI to develop the community into a historical and eco-friendly tourist attraction in the Central Region.

In his welcome address, Executive Director-GhIE, Ing. David Kwatia Nyante, said this partnership comes on the back of the Owirenkyi Traditional Council’s plan to seek support and partnership with organisations and institutions to achieve their purpose. This paved the way for GhIE to make an approach to offer its support and expertise in that regard.

President-Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), Ing. Kwabena Bempong, giving his remarks said: “GhIE is enthusiastic about partnering with the Owirenkyi Traditional Council to achieve the shared vision for Kushea, as it is responsible for promoting and advancing the training and practice of engineering for social good”.

He added that the institution is very much excited to provide its expertise and knowledge in ensuring that the community’s vision is achieved.

GhIE, as part of the partnership, has envisioned constructing an Engineering Village (EV). This EV will prioritise effective land utilisation and incorporate sustainable design principles.

Ing. Bempong further added that it will serve as a model for future developments, leaving a lasting impression on visitors. The partnership will ensure that the development meets the highest standard of sustainable innovation.

On his part, the Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Council (Assin Kushea), Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim VI, said he is very excited that such a partnership has been established to make the vision for his community come through.

Giving details of the Engineering Village, Chairman of the Land Acquisition and Development Committee, Ing. Michael Dedey, said the EV construction will have within it an Industrial Park; an office for the facility management team; a Conference facility; a Museum of engineering in Ghana; an Eco Park and Recreational Centre, as well as a Hostel.

Others include a Villa for the facility manager, an out-house for resident handymen, as well as a dormitory block and restaurant, among others.

The Owirenkyi Traditional Council and GhIE are excited about the engineering village’s potential to promote sustainable tourism and community development. The EV will not only attract tourists but also create employment opportunities, which will contribute to the area’s economic growth.

Present at the short but impressive ceremony were: Ing. Ludwig Hesse, President-Elect of GhiE; Ing. Prof. Elsie Effah Kaufmann and other Council members of GhIE.

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