Prospective engineers urged to obtain working license

Monday 15th April, 2019
Mr Richard Omari-Sarfo

By Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA

Kumasi, April 15, GNA – Mr Richard Omari-Sarfo, Vice President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-GH), has advised prospective engineers to register and obtain license before they practised the profession.

He said the Engineering Council Act 2011, Act 819, required all engineers to register and obtain professional license before they could practise in the country,

“Anybody who designs, draws, prepares engineering documents or engages in any engineering work without license, commits an offence liable to imprisonment or fine,” he added.

Mr. Omari-Sarfo, who is also the Northern Sector Chairman of IET-GH, stated this at a seminar organized for Technical University Engineering Students Association (TUESAG) of the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), in Kumasi.

The seminar, which was on the theme “importance and benefits as a student member of IET-GH”, was to sensitize participants on how to become a professional engineer and a successful engineering entrepreneur.

The participants were also taken through the use of technology and digital skills to improve on their practice.

Mr Omari-Sarfo said IET-GH was a professional institution committed to the promotion of quality engineering and technology practice, as catalyst for national development.

The Institute also promotes quality engineering and technology practice that equip members through the enhancement of professional development, strategic partnership and influencing policy at all levels.

Mr. Omari-Sarfo called on the students to register and be members of IET-GH, to help promote and enhance career prospects, provide access to professional networks, keep abreast with the latest technology in the industry as well provide professional skills and network.

Mr. Richard Nsiah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Richnash Company Limited, advised students to study hard and establish their own companies when they get out of school to become self-reliant, to solve the rising unemployment issues in the country.