Eunice Hilda Ampomah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 13, GNA –
The Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) in collaboration with the Ghana
Institution of Engineering and other partners, would hold its premier
Construction Industry Lecture, on Monday, September 17.
A statement copied to
the Ghana News Agency, and signed by Mr Egbert Kwadzo Hohoabu, President of
GhIS, explained that the Lecture would be organised in partnership with the
Ghana Institute of Architect, Ghana Institute of Planners, Built Environment
Professionals, Ministries, Department and Agencies.
explained that the premier Construction Industry Lecture is an intervention by
the GhIS in collaboration with all stakeholders in the Industry to bring the
fertile but troubled Industry under the spotlight of policy makers, practitioners,
suppliers, leaders and captains of related industries, students and pupils to
think of the industry.
“Ghana must at this
stage of our development, and after sixty years of independence, pay attention
to this strategic Industry, which could easily employ over one million workers;
engage over 100,000 business concerns, but, currently, however, locked up in
inefficiencies throughout the value chain”.
The statement said
there was a nation to build and the industry must be ready for the bold and
initiatives the Government of Ghana was undertaking.
The Lecture would be
held on the topic: “Ghana’s Construction Industry; yesterday, today and
tomorrow: towards greater professionalism”, at the Accra International
According to the
statement, the Lecture, which would start at 1700 hours, would host key
speakers, including Professor George Ofori of London South Bank University; and
Professor Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Secretary of the Economic Management Team.