The Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA), has inaugurated and sworn in new executives in Accra.
The new executives who make up the 2020/2022 Council, will direct the affairs of the Institute for the next two years.
The new executives comprise the President, Samuel M. Quartey, Vice President, Foster Osae-Akonnor, Honorable Secretary, Augustus Richardson, Honorable Assistant Secretary, Sena Otilia Gidigasu, Honorary Publicity Secretary, Charles Tettey-Enyo, Honorable Social Secretary, Nana Akua Birmeh, Honorable Treasurer Agnes C.A.O Otto-Boateng, and KNUST Representative, Dr. Daniel Yaw A. Duah.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony in Accra, incoming President of the Ghana Institute of Architects, Samuel Quartey, said he will use his office to address the challenges facing the sector including the completion of the ongoing Architecture House Renovations, the cordial and mutually respectful relationship between GIA and ARC, foreign firms practicing without proper license, repeal of the Architects Act, continuous professional development, and increase in number of active members.
“There is the need to weed out all charlatans masquerading as architects and giving a bad name to the profession by the sub-standard service they provide to the unsuspecting and uninformed public. The Architects’ Registration Council (ARC), is mandated by law to ensure that only persons that are duly registered to practice do so, and we assure you that with appropriate inputs from the Institute, this key function of the ARC will be carried out to the letter,” he said.