Ghana’s Minister for Works and Housing, Hon. Francis Asenso-Boakye has urged the general public to engage only the services of registered Architects and Firms for their building projects. This, he believes will ensure that communities are developed in a sustainable manner.
The Minister made this statement at an induction ceremony organized by the Architects Registration Council (ARC) in Accra on Tuesday, December 7, to admit Thirty-Three (33) newly qualified Architects.
“I am entreating the general public to engage only registered Architects and Firms for their building projects to ensure that are our cities are developed and built in a sustainable manner”, said Mr. Asenso-Boakye.
He also noted in his delivery that, society counts on the young professionals to utilize their expertise to produce innovative concepts and designs that will address national and global urbanization challenges. “This, I believe, will make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable as enshrined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11”, he added.
The Minister, also indicated that, since Architecture is a noble profession, the inductees must always be guided, by the sense of integrity, credibility, professionalism and adopt best global practices whilst serving society.
The Architects Registration Council (ARC) is the government’s regulatory body for the architectural profession. It was established through the Architects Act 1969, NLCD 357.
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