The Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has urged the public to engage the services of only registered architects and firms for their building projects. This, he believes, will ensure that communities are developed in a sustainable manner.
Speaking at an induction ceremony organized by the Architects Registration Council (ARC) in Accra on yesterday, he noted that society counts on 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 said.
The ceremony saw the admission of 33 newly qualified architects. The Minister 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.