By Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra April 27, 2017 (GNA) – The Ghana Institution of Geoscientists has lauded the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources for its bold initiative taken to curb the illegal mining ‘galamsey’ menace.
The Institution also called on its members to come out with practical and immediate solutions to assist government in averting the disaster.
« »As Geoscientists we cannot pretend to be unaware of this looming natural disaster. Let us collectively resolve to assist government in averting this disaster. »
Alhaji Iddrisu Yakubu, President of the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists, said this when he and other members of the Institution were sworn into office at a ceremony in Accra.
Geoscientists study the physical aspect of the earth such as its composition, structure and processes to learn about its past, present and future.
Spelling out his vision for the Institution, Alhaji Yakubu said the organisation would be holding lectures to educate the public on issues bothering on geoscience.
Mrs Alexandra Amoako Mensah, Past President of the Institution noted that the organisation had about 600 members and had acquired a land at Dodowa to put up its offices.
She paid tribute to the Geological Survey Agency for housing them on their premises over the past years.
Mrs Mensah challenged members to add value to themselves by pursing other skills in other areas so that they could contribute their quota into Ghana’s development.
She was enthused that the Institution over the past years had attained international recognition and called for teamwork in order to break new grounds.
The Ghana Institution of Geoscientists has Dr Daniel Boamah as the Vice President (one) Professor Daniel Asiedu and Mr Jacob Asare as Vice Presidents two and three respectively.
Raymond K. D’ Pheard as the General Secretary, Crisler Akwei Ankrah Assistant General Secretary, Saviour Alormatu, Treasurer, Dr Anthony Duah, Financial Secretary and Mr Samuel Torkornoo, Public Affairs Officer.