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We are thrilled to announce that Davor Wonder has been honored as the best Engineering and Technologist for the year 2022/23 at the prestigious Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry awards. Davor’s remarkable journey is not only a testament to his professional prowess but also an inspiring story of dedication and success against all odds.

What makes Ing. Davor’s journey even more inspiring is his humble beginnings and unwavering commitment to his work. Throughout his career, he has approached every task with dedication, unaware that his efforts were being closely monitored.

His  outstanding contributions caught the attention of Engr. Henry Kwadwo Boateng, the President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), who proudly put forward Davor’s name for recognition. This acknowledgment underscores the belief that hard work and dedication can propel individuals to stand out, regardless of their location or circumstances.

Thanks to information technology and platforms like Zoom, Davor has transcended geographical boundaries, proving that distance should never be a barrier to success. Currently serving as an engineer at Akwatia Denkyembour District and holding the position of Head of Civil and Building Division within the IET, Davor exemplifies the power of technology in connecting professionals across the globe.

His journey extends beyond the Chamber of Construction Industry awards, as he has received two additional accolades in his district – the Most Diligent Worker of the Year and the Best Head of Departments. Furthermore, he has been honored by Diamond Excellence, an institution recognizing exceptional individuals across various fields, solidifying his status as a standout figure in the realm of engineering and technology.

Davor expressed his joy and gratitude for the recognition, stating that it not only brought joy to his heart but also served as a source of inspiration to his fellow engineers. He commended the construction industry, particularly the CEO, for their commitment and positive impact on his professional journey.

Ing. Davor’s journey is a compelling narrative of determination, hard work, and the enduring pursuit of professional excellence in the world of engineering and technology. His accolades not only showcase his individual achievements but also highlight the collective success of the construction industry and the impact of dedication on professional growth.

Join us in celebrating Ing. Davor Wonder’s outstanding achievements, as he continues to inspire and uplift the engineering and technology community with his remarkable story.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology-Ghana (IET) has made a significant contribution to the victims of the Akosombo dam spillage by donating GH₵10,000. This generous act is part of a campaign led by Adom Brands of the Multimedia Group Limited, which aims to ease the hardships faced by those affected by the disaster.

IET, renowned for its commitment to engineering excellence, has demonstrated its dedication not only in words but through meaningful action. The donation reflects their deep commitment to supporting those impacted by this national crisis.

The Executive Secretary of IET, Engr. Seth Ayim, represented the institution during the presentation of the cheque, showing a deep level of concern for the well-being of the victims. The spillage of the Akosombo Dam has caused extensive flooding, leaving many communities to deal with the severe consequences.

Martha Crenstil-Acquah, the News Editor for Adom TV, received the cheque on behalf of Multimedia, particularly Adom Brands. She expressed profound appreciation for IET’s consistent support for the campaign.

This gesture by IET is a shining example of how cooperation and acts of kindness can bring communities together and reignite hope during difficult times. Their act of generosity is a beacon of hope and solidarity, highlighting the power of collective effort in overcoming challenging situations.

As the victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage work towards rebuilding their lives, the support from IET serves as a poignant reminder of the strength found in unity and the healing power of compassion.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Ghana (IET) is urging the government to focus on and properly fund the Works Department to combat the growing issues of unregulated construction and frequent building collapses. The President of IET, Henry Kwadwo Boateng, highlighted in an interview with Adom News the critical need for resources in the Works Department of various Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs).

Despite the government’s efforts to recruit professionals for this department, Engr. Boateng stressed that the lack of necessary tools is rendering these efforts ineffective. He emphasized the importance of equipping the department to effectively oversee and manage construction projects.

The key concern raised by Engr. Henry Kwadwo Boateng is the urgent need for tools and resources essential for supervising and monitoring construction activities. The current shortage of these resources is leading to poor enforcement of construction standards, resulting in the rise of haphazard construction and subsequent building collapses.

Engr. Boateng also pointed out that inadequate monitoring and supervision are leading to the growth of substandard structures, posing risks to public safety and compromising the integrity of the construction industry.

The IET’s call for better resourcing is aimed at enhancing the capability of the Works Department to effectively fulfill its vital role. This appeal comes at a time when the safety and quality of buildings are garnering more public attention.

The initiative by IET aligns with the national goal of establishing a safe and sustainable built environment. With the government’s response to this call, there is hope for improved regulation in the construction sector, ensuring adherence to established standards and protocols for safer and more reliable construction practices.

Two leading hospitals in Ghana, Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals have both received medical supplies worth GHC 9,950.00 to protect health workers in their fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The items, presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Ghana (IET, GH), included 10 Veronica buckets, 200 face masks with screen, 10 gallons of sanitizers, 20 gallons of liquid soap, 4 infrared thermometers, 20 jumbo tissues and 12 packs of surgical gloves.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the Director of Administration, Mr Munir Alhassan, said the items could not have come at a more opportune time.

He expressed the hospital’s appreciation to the members of IET, GH and said the hospital’s treatment centre and staff would benefit immensely from the items provided.

He said the fight against Covid-19 is a collective battle which requires support from all quarters adding, “the frontline health worker can defeat this virus largely from the support from backliners. Support from the Institute of Engineering and Technology and other corporate bodies is the push we need to overcome this pandemic”, he added.

Presenting the items, the President of IET, GH Engr Atta Sonno said “the Covid-19 has hit every sector of the economy hard and requires the collaborative effort of all stakeholders to successfully reduce the incidence of the disease.

The Council of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Ghana has, since its inauguration, instituted measures to achieve the strategic objectives of the Institution.

These strategic objectives are the enhancement of the professional capacity of all members; working in partnership with other professional institutions towards the promotion of quality engineering practice; and the provision of responsible stewardship of the resources through strengthening of institutional structures; and Influencing engineering and technology policy decisions at all levels of governance.

Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno, F.IET, President, (IET) Ghana, who made these known at the induction of new members in Accra on Friday, September 13, 2019, disclosed that the Board of the Engineering Council of Ghana was working hard to have the Engineering Regulations approved by the Executive and passed into law as a Legislative Instrument (L.I.).

The L.I., Engr. Atta-Sonno said, would ensure that the Engineering Council, 2011 (Act 819) was facilitated to ensure that the practice of engineering and technology was ushered into a totally new landscape, with the highest possible standards.

He pledged the Engineering Council’s commitment to a stricter adherence to the I.E.T.’s Code of Ethics on members while tightening scrutiny in the admission process for new members and the upgrading of current members.

He charged the inductees as members of the Institution to be responsible by being professional in the practice of the profession for the dignity of the profession and ultimate good of humanity. Engr. Atta-Sonno urged them to take the charge very seriously and discharge it diligently by being active in their respective Sectors, Technical Divisions and Committees.

In a statement, Engr. E.W.K. Donkor, Executive Secretary, I.E.T. (Ghana), said the objective of the induction ceremony was to entrench professionalism in the practice of Engineering in Ghana.

Engr. Donkor explained that unlike previous inductions during which candidates were inducted as Corporate, Associate or Technician Associate members, the present induction was a migration of the Institution to the categories as set out in Act 819, namely the Professional Engineer, Professional Engineering Technologist, Engineering Technician and the Engineering Craftsman, who had been assigned various roles in the Engineering value chain under the Act.

He reminded them of the introduction of a licensing regime which required an Upgrading Professional Examination and Interview, while participation in CPD course programmes and being in ‘Good Standing’ as members of IETG would be pre-requisites for the annual renewal of licenses.

In his remarks, Rev. Engr. Eric Ankrah, Past President of I.E.T. Ghana, underscored the importance and virtues of honesty and integrity.

Rev. Engr. Eric Ankrah said as Built Environment professionals, Engineers should make money for themselves through research and innovation, rather than from acts of bribery and corruption.

One hundred and eight engineering practitioners at different levels were inducted into the membership of the Institute. The Annual Induction ceremony offers the opportunity to formally receive into the Institution of Engineering and Technology (I.E.T.), Ghana, as well as commit them to the highest levels of professional practice.

It also serves as a timely reminder to old practitioners about the charge they subscribed years ago and the need to continually hold themselves to it. IETG is a Professional Body, first registered as the Ghana Institution of Technician Engineers under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree (NRCD 143) 1973 on the 30th of May, 1986.

The Institution later rebranded to the ‘Institution of Incorporated Engineers’ on the 27th of August, 1996 and then to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana to conform to global trends in the engineering profession.

IETG derives its membership from the Mechanical, Civil, Automotive, Marine, Aviation, Electrical, Electronics, Chemical and Allied engineering professions, and is mandated by the law of Incorporation with the Registrar-General’s Department to register Incorporated Engineers, Technologists, Engineering Technicians and Craftsmen.

Currently, the two engineering professional bodies licensing engineering practitioners in Ghana are the IET (Ghana) and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) which, together, form the Engineering Council under the Engineering Council Act, 2011 (Act 819).

Source: G.D. Zaney, Esq. Created: 20 September 2019

The Council of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Ghana has, since its inauguration, instituted measures to achieve the strategic objectives of the Institution.

These strategic objectives are the enhancement of the professional capacity of all members; working in partnership with other professional institutions towards the promotion of quality engineering practice; and the provision of responsible stewardship of the resources through strengthening of institutional structures; and Influencing engineering and technology policy decisions at all levels of governance.

Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno, F.IET, President, (IET) Ghana, who made these known at the induction of new members in Accra on Friday, September 13, 2019, disclosed that the Board of the Engineering Council of Ghana was working hard to have the Engineering Regulations approved by the Executive and passed into law as a Legislative Instrument (L.I.).

The L.I., Engr. Atta-Sonno said, would ensure that the Engineering Council, 2011 (Act 819) was facilitated to ensure that the practice of engineering and technology was ushered into a totally new landscape, with the highest possible standards.

He pledged the Engineering Council’s commitment to a stricter adherence to the I.E.T.’s Code of Ethics on members while tightening scrutiny in the admission process for new members and the upgrading of current members.

He charged the inductees as members of the Institution to be responsible by being professional in the practice of the profession for the dignity of the profession and ultimate good of humanity. Engr. Atta-Sonno urged them to take the charge very seriously and discharge it diligently by being active in their respective Sectors, Technical Divisions and Committees.

In a statement, Engr. E.W.K. Donkor, Executive Secretary, I.E.T. (Ghana), said the objective of the induction ceremony was to entrench professionalism in the practice of Engineering in Ghana.

Engr. Donkor explained that unlike previous inductions during which candidates were inducted as Corporate, Associate or Technician Associate members, the present induction was a migration of the Institution to the categories as set out in Act 819, namely the Professional Engineer, Professional Engineering Technologist, Engineering Technician and the Engineering Craftsman, who had been assigned various roles in the Engineering value chain under the Act.

He reminded them of the introduction of a licensing regime which required an Upgrading Professional Examination and Interview, while participation in CPD course programmes and being in ‘Good Standing’ as members of IETG would be pre-requisites for the annual renewal of licenses.

In his remarks, Rev. Engr. Eric Ankrah, Past President of I.E.T. Ghana, underscored the importance and virtues of honesty and integrity.

Rev. Engr. Eric Ankrah said as Built Environment professionals, Engineers should make money for themselves through research and innovation, rather than from acts of bribery and corruption.

One hundred and eight engineering practitioners at different levels were inducted into the membership of the Institute. The Annual Induction ceremony offers the opportunity to formally receive into the Institution of Engineering and Technology (I.E.T.), Ghana, as well as commit them to the highest levels of professional practice.

It also serves as a timely reminder to old practitioners about the charge they subscribed years ago and the need to continually hold themselves to it. IETG is a Professional Body, first registered as the Ghana Institution of Technician Engineers under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree (NRCD 143) 1973 on the 30th of May, 1986.

The Institution later rebranded to the ‘Institution of Incorporated Engineers’ on the 27th of August, 1996 and then to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana to conform to global trends in the engineering profession.

IETG derives its membership from the Mechanical, Civil, Automotive, Marine, Aviation, Electrical, Electronics, Chemical and Allied engineering professions, and is mandated by the law of Incorporation with the Registrar-General’s Department to register Incorporated Engineers, Technologists, Engineering Technicians and Craftsmen.

Currently, the two engineering professional bodies licensing engineering practitioners in Ghana are the IET (Ghana) and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) which, together, form the Engineering Council under the Engineering Council Act, 2011 (Act 819).

Source: G.D. Zaney, Esq. Created: 20 September 2019

The World Engineering Day is an official international day proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 2019. This followed the submission of a proposal by the World Federation of Engineering Organisations.The World Engineering Day has since then offered a unique platform for all stakeholders to celebrate engineering as well as the significant contribution of engineering practitioners across the globe for a better and sustainable world.

The theme for the 2022 celebration, ‘Build Back Wiser – Engineering the Future’ ties in very much with the theme used for the last AGM of IET Ghana, ‘Sustainable Development to reduce the environmental footprints of our time”. The essence of the 2022 theme is for engineering practitioners to remind themselves about the need to secure the global environment by reducing our foot prints of our time. As has been alluded to by the World Watch Institute (2003), engineering activities including building construction consume as much as 40% of the world’s raw stones, gravel and sand as well as 25% of virgin timber each year.

The extraction of natural resources alone is known to cause irreparable damage to the natural environment of both ecology and aesthetics.The use of (electronic waste) e-waste or instance is a growing global challenge that poses a serious threat to the environment and human health worldwide. It is a problem that could soon expand into a global health crisis, largely affecting urban areas, if not quickly addressed. The total amount of e-waste generated globally in 2014 alone was 41.8 million metric tonnes.

Ghana imports 40,000 tonnes of e-waste each year and runs the largest recycle industry on the African continent. Do we need to remind ourselves that if one has to avert his mind to the extractive industry where we have as a country struggled in recent years to deal with the menace of illegal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’, the challenges we confront with air pollution arising from the smoke emission into the atmosphere, threat that oil exploration could bring to marine life, among several other areas, etc? Considering the role that engineering practitioners play in the destruction or otherwise of the environment, practitioners are increasingly being required to play key roles in sustainable development as we seek to overcome global challenges, such as depletion of Natural resources, environmental pollution, rapid population growth and damage to our ecosystems. In the 20th Century, we sought to undertake our engineering activities without much thought on their impact on the environmental systems.

With the myriad of challenges facing our world today, engineering practitioners must revisit that mind-set and adopt a new mission focus to contribute to the building of a more sustainable, stable, and equitable world. For that to occur, we all must adopt a completely different attitude towards natural and cultural systems and re-consider interactions between engineering disciplines, non-technical fields and that of the society. As practitioners, we must adopt a more all-inclusive approach to engineering through a major
paradigm shift from control of nature to participation with nature; increased awareness of ecosystems, its services, and the preservation and restoration of natural capital; and finally a new mind-set of the mutual enhancement of nature and humanity that embraces the principles of sustainable development. This is the ,world that we all as engineering practitioners ought to desire. In the practice of our various trades, it is important that we are minded of these. As engineering practitioners, it is imperative that we all avert our minds to these and recalibrate our actions. This is to ensure that we will take the necessary steps towards ensuring a world safe for the continued development of our practice, speedy development of human capital and promoting systems that make life worth living by everyone. This is doable and we all need to challenge ourselves to these ideals. Together, let us work to keep the sanctity of our environment by every way possible. God bless you and God bless us all! Long Live the quest to make the world a better place using Engineering! Happy World Engineering Day to all practitioners! Long Live Ghana, Long Live Engineering Council and Long Live IET, Gh!

Engr. Henry Kwadwo Boateng F.PE.IET Gh

President

The Akenten Appiah-Menka University (AAMUSTED) In Collaboration With The Institution Of Engineering And Technology Ghana (IET) organized a Seminar For Faculty Of Technical Education Students And Staff on Thursday 12th May, 2022

The topic discussed were:

  1. 1. The Practice Of Engineering After Graduation: The Legal Environment
  2. 2.Building Houses Or Civil Engineering Structures On My Piece Of Land: Do I Need Development Authority?

Below are the pictures for the occasion:

Induction ceremony for new members in Kumasi and Accra for The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). See pictures of the occasion in Gallery

Ghanaians have been charged to report engineers who neglect their duties and those who do inferior work for necessary punishment.

This, according to the President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Henry Kwadwo Boateng, is to help address the issues surrounding the shoddy works in the country.

The issue of shoddy work by engineers has become an issue of national attention since many projects undertaken are destroyed by rains, thus, questioning the value of money.

It is against this background that the general public is being called upon to report engineers who do shoddy work in the country for necessary action and punishment to be meted out to them.

Inducting 110 news engineers in Accra on Friday, Ing.  Kwadwo Boateng charged the newly inducted members to help enhance the image of the institution through professionalism in what they do.

He called on them to be innovative and help address the challenges confronting the country.

The Institution was first registered as the Ghana Institution of Technicians Engineers under the Professional Bodies Registration Decree 1973, (NRCD 143) in 1986 and gazette under Certification Number 23.

It later rebranded into the Institution of Incorporated Engineers in conformity to global trends in the Engineering Profession.

In February 2014, in view of the fast-growing membership, the upgrading skills, and academic qualification, coupled with the challenges to be addressed as a founding Institutional Member of the Engineering Council in Ghana, the Institution again undertook a constitutional review as part of which its name was changed to the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana.

Source: https://www.myjoyonline.com/ghanaians-urged-to-report-engineers-doing-shoddy-works-for-punishment/

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