The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana (IETG) has expressed its willingness to partner Government in the implementation of the One-District One-Factory agenda.


The Institution has also given the assurance that it would carry out the monitoring and evaluation exercise on the various projects that will be implemented under the programme.


To that effect, Government has been urged to consider allocating 20 to 30 per cent of the Districts selected to Ghanaian machinery and equipment manufacturers to enable them use their entrepreneurial/innovative skills in transferring to the citizenry their Ghanaian-acquired technology.


The president of IETG, Engr Emmanuel Kwasi Badu, made these known in an address at the induction ceremony of new members in Accra on Thursday.


Turning to the inductees, Engr. Badu urged them to abide by the ethics of the profession, refrain from unprofessional conduct and not compromise on wrong-doing, particularly in the supervision of shoddy works.


He underscored the importance of honesty, transparency and integrity in the discharge of their professional duties.


In his remarks, a past president of the Institute, Rev. Engr. Eric Ankrah, urged the inductees to live beyond reproach and not compromise on standards.


Rev. Engr. Ankrah also urged the inductees to be innovative and apply their skills by putting their engineering knowledge into practice.


About 80 new members, comprising Fellows, Corporate Members, Associate members and Technician Associates, were inducted into the membership of IETG.


Mrs Justice Eva Bannerman-Williams, a circuit court judge, administered the Engineers Oath.


IETG is a registered licensed professional engineering body of the Engineering Council of Ghana.


The Institution comprises professional engineers, professional engineering technologists, engineering technicians and engineering craftsmen.


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 IETG 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)