The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), the umbrella body of engineers in the country, has said that as part of measures to improve the quality of lives of the people of the Savannah Ecological Zones, it would offer assistance to the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency (SADA) to enable the agency live up to its mandate of eradicating poverty.
According to GhIE, its assistance will focus on three main areas namely; engineering and national strategic infrastructure, development of national engineering master plan, and engineering the public.
Speaking at the launch of the engineering week celebrations and the SADA Business and Investment Forum slated for March 24 – 28 2015 in Tamale, the Northern regional capital, Mr Magnus Lincoln Quarshie, President of GhIE, said as indigenous engineers, “We believe that one of the key drivers that will support the SADA effort in alleviating poverty, empowering Ghanaians and achieving the goals of the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) is by applying engineering expertise to spearhead an integrated , sustainable and rapid infrastructure development”.
He said, in view of this, his institution would be contributing to the national objectives by putting together an idea generation titled, ‘Bridging The Gap, a Comprehensive, Integrated, Sustainable and rapid infrastructure Development Plan for the SADA regions using engineering expertise”.
He said, the document made available to SADA, addresses climate change issues and engineering response, education, health transportation, energy, water, agriculture, tourism, waste management and employment opportunities through deployment of engineering.
As part of our show of solidarity and national response, GhIE President on behalf of members, presented the document to the management of SADA to assist in making the agency live up to its mandate.