Accra, Nov. 27, GNA – Mr Eric Atta-Sonno, the President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Ghana, has called on government to follow through on its resolve towards the enhancement of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme.

This, he said, was to ensure that the needed technical and professional skills required for the socio-economic development was firmly in place.
He said the successful implementation of the government’s initiatives such as the ‘One-District, One-Factory’, ‘One District, One Warehouse’, the ‘Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium Industry’ among others could only be anchored on the effective implementation of the TVET programme.

Addressing IET members during the 33rd Annual General Meeting held at the Kumasi Technical University on the theme: “TVET – The Industrial Backbone of the Economy”, Mr Atta-Sonno pledged the continued commitment of the engineering institution in ensuring that the TVET programme is successful in achieving its mandate.

During the AGM plenary, the President, Mr Atta-Sonno on behalf of the Council, delivered a biennial report covering the last two years.
The report covered activities of the institution within the context of its strategic objectives, challenges faced and residual issues to be rolled into the next year.

In the keynote address delivered on his behalf, Mr Samuel Atta Kyea, the Minister of Works and Housing, appealed to the engineering practitioners to continue upholding the highest standards of their profession.
They should also play their part in ensuring that the developmental agenda of the government is achieved in the most effective and efficient manner.
He pledged government’s support to ensure that the newly-constituted Engineering Council was fully supported in the execution of its mandate beginning with the passage of the Engineering Regulations by Parliament.
A key feature of the ceremony was the inauguration of the IET Women-in-Engineering, an umbrella body established to rally all the women within the institution together for their common good.

After their inauguration, the Chairperson of the IET WiE made an appeal to the institution to continue creating the required environment to make the institution attractive to many more engineering practitioners.
Elections were also conducted for the 2020-2021 Council as well as Executives of the Sector and Technical Divisions, who were subsequently sworn into office.

Present at the ceremony was the Akuafohene of the Golden Stool, Nana Kyei Baffour II who chaired the ceremony; Mr George Sam, the Human Resources Director who represented the Minister of Works and Housing; Engr. Prof. Mike Agbesi Acheampong, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kumasi Technical University; Ms. Clara Nyakoaa Anim, Country Co-ordinator of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Ghana Uniterra programme; among others.


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"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live." – George Bernard Shaw
Over the last couple of years, I’ve dedicated a bit of my time to join the struggle of helping to raise the younger generation. This has been to ensure that they are well positioned to take over the reins of this country and improve on its lot.
Being a committed Christian, I have for the better part of my adult life been inspired by the philosophy, ‘Omnibus Omnia Factus Sum’, a Latin phrase adopted from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians 9:22 where he wrote that he became all things to all men that he might save some by all means.
I have therefore, utilized all manner of approaches to help influence positive change in the attitude and orientation of our people for the overall purpose of nation building. To this, I welcome you to my blog. Enjoy my take on issues espoused through the scripts as well as my brief thoughts on issues as they play out daily and news stories on various endeavors that I may play a part in.
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