The Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE) has officially launched its golden jubilee anniversary celebration at the Engineers Excellence Awards (EEA) night held at the auditorium of the Academic of Arts & Sciences in Accra on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Launching the 50th anniversary under the theme: ‘GhIE @ 50: Engineering Ghana’s Sustainable Development’, Mrs Carlien Bou-Chedid, President of GhIE, said, “As part of our golden jubilee, we will be having many activities monthly till the end of the year. A grand opening ceremony is on Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 at the ISGC, Teiman, Abokobi, near Oyarifa.”

Dr Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University, was the special guest of honour, whilst the research and awards committee was chaired by Ing. David K. Nyante.

The award winners included Ing. Dr Samuel Kofi Tulashie (research, academic-industrial award), Dr Shadrack K. Amponsah (most published author in engineering award), All Nations University College (space laboratory team: for launching the first-ever Ghanaian built satellite into space).

Seaweld Engineering (best engineering business management award), Ing. Frank K. Pinto (best implementation of engineering solutions), Ing. Mrs Florence Cobbold (distinguished woman in engineering excellence awards) and Juaben SHS (best in innovation, applied science & mathematics in SHS awards, for converting municipal solid wastes to electricity).

Miss Agyeiwaa Josephine Hinneh from Bishop Owusu Girls’ JHS in Brong-Ahafo Region won in the JHS level for using innovation in producing cocoyam in large scale.

Mr Maxwell Agbagba of Multimedia picked the best engineering evangelism award and Mr Frank Darko also won the best public innovation award for his water bicycle project.

The event was sponsored by Ghana Gas, Bui Power Authority and Tullow Ghana Limited. – Daily Guide

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