Institution of Incorporated Engineers elects new National Executives and Council Members
Accra, Nov. 26, GNA -The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (IIE) on Saturday elected and sworn into office new National Council Executives at its 8th National Congress and Council Elections in Accra.
At the close of nominations, Mr Eric Otenkorang, Mr Michael Attua and Mr Abraham Cudjoe were declared unopposed for the positions of the President, Honorary Secretary and the Treasurer, in that order.
They were therefore declared winners by Mr Asante Kissi, a Director of the Electoral Commission's Election Department, who presided over the elections.
Out of the six ordinary members who filed for positions as Council Members, four which included Major Prosper Kofi Ahialey (Rtd), Mr. Emmanuel Agbedozeh, Mr Francis Lantei Quaye and Monister Yaw Kwarteng, were elected.
The institution also inducted into their fold 25 new members, made up of 21 with full membership status and four associate members, were awarded with certificates.
Mr Kweku Ofori-Bruku, Out-going President, in his report congratulated the in-coming executives and urged them to be innovative in order to expand both membership and ensure their total involvement in the institutions activities and programmes.
He said the institution had come a long way since the year 2005 when the Council was sworn into office and had worked to obtain recognition at various levels and also contributed to development in sectors including the field of educational.
He said the institution had a current membership of 1,104 which was made up of 832 Corporate Members, 245 Associate Members and 27 Fellows.
Mr Ofori-Bruku indicated that work on the permanent Secretariat for the Institution was about 95 per cent completed and hoped that body would move into it in 2012.
He mentioned other activities that were embarked upon by the council as the inauguration of the Intercity STC Branch Association and the Institution representation on the Engineering Council Board, as well as its active participation in the drafting of the Engineering Council Bill which had now become law.
He however expressed worry about non-functioning of the Institution's Northern and Southern Sector arms and challenged the new leadership to do all it could to revive the sectors.
He urged members who had not fulfilled their financial obligations for the previous and current year to do so, to enable the Institution function properly.