Ing. Kweku Boampong has been sworn in as the 46th president of the Ghana Institute of Engineers. Ing. Boampong took over from Ing. Magnus L. Quarshie at an inauguration, which took place at the Tamale Sports Stadium in the Northern Region.
Ing. Boampong, who is the Deputy Chief Executive of ABP Consult Limited, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Post-graduate Certificate in Project Preparation and Evaluation from the Economic Institute of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
He also holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore, USA.
Ing. Boampong is also a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Maryland, USA, member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, (MASCE), as well as a Chartered Engineer and Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK from 1988 t0 2010.
He became a corporate member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers in 1987 and was elected fellow of the institution in 2012.
Ing. Boampong has served as member of the Civil Technical Committee, professional interview panelist, a councilor and chairman of Conference Committee, vice president and honorary treasurer.
He has over 37 years’ post-graduation experience in civil engineering.
Ing. Boampong, in his remarks, enumerated three primary strategies that the GhIE must continue to pursue in order to sustain and expand.
The areas, he said, include the development of programmes that will generate interest in engineering at the basic level, especially in high schools, ensuring that the next generation of our professionals are trained and mentored to keep pace with the growth and complexity of our infrastructural development and encouragement of young professionals to pursue excellence in their profession to discourage unethical behavior.
The event also witnessed the inauguration of Council members for the 2015/2016 council year, as well as conferring of fellows of the institution.
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