My vision: I am committed to
- Establishing the Ghana institution of geoscientists as a registered professional body that is recognised by the state to regulate geoscientists and the work they do.
- Bringing all geoscientists in the country under one umbrella to provide mentorship and training for young professionals and equip them with the needed skills for the promotion of the geoscience profession and the development of the country.
I stand for
- Unity & progress
- Equality & fairness
- Collaboration &partnerships
- Accountability & professionalism
The Ghana institution of geoscientists (GhIG) has evolved over the years but in spite of the successes chalked in the past the institution still lacks the recognition that it merits in the country. Most of the state institutions that depend on the services of geoscientists do not give the GhIG its due recognition whiles the bulk of the geoscientists themselves do not see the need to join the foremost geoscience institution in the country. In order to change this state of affairs there is the need to have the legal backing for the institution to regulate the practice of geoscience and geoscientists in the country.
Currently, the Ghana geological survey authority (GGSA) act 2016 (act 928) contains the laws that constitute the principal and subordinate legislation regulating the mining of industrial minerals, including gold in Ghana among others. Whiles the GhIG seeks its own legislation as a professional body to regulate the practice of geoscience and geoscientists in Ghana, it is also in talks with GGSA to find ways to work together on how to operationalize act 928.
The GhIG needs committed leaders and members with the time and resources to push for its own act which will come with the needed recognition and relevance for geoscientists not to be able to ignore the institution. With the support of current members and fellows, I seek the mandate to lead the team to achieve this objective.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS! A VOTE FOR DR. DUAH IS A VOTE FOR PROGRESS!!!
DR ANTHONY A. DUAH