The Executive Secretary of the Institute of Engineering and Technology Ghana, Mr. Emmanuel W.K. Donkor has intimated to engineering students of the Accra Technical University that a legislative Instrument to regulate the practice of Engineering has been laid in parliament.
Mr. Donkor revealed this at a seminar organized in Accra Technical University to orient engineering students on the practice of the profession in Ghana.
“The legislative instrument laid in parliament will regulate the practice of Engineering in Ghana. It will bar any engineering professional from practicing without the required permit”, Mr. Donkor said.
Mr. Donkor attributed the collapse of some buildings to the negligence of some unprofessional engineers who have failed to adhere to quality standards and practice in the engineering, building and construction industry.
He advised engineers to be abreast with the necessary standards inherent in their work while upholding excellent engineering practices and procedures.
In his address, the Dean of Faculty of Engineering of Accra Technical University, Prof. Amevi Acakpovi, commended students for their participation in the seminar. He underscored the need for students to tap into the delivery by resource persons and obtain unpaid counsel which will help them in years to come.
Mrs. Adelaide Dansah Appiah from the Engineering and Basic Standards Department of the Ghana Standards Authority, in her remarks, assured that the Standards Authority will continue to pursue appropriate standards in all areas to improve quality.
“The Ghana Standards Authority as established by the standards decree will continue to pursue good standard practices to protect the product or services engaged in the country, while ensuring conformity”, Mrs. Appiah said.
The seminar afforded occasion for student participants to interact with industry players from the engineering profession and discuss internship and job opportunities.