The Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors of Ghana (ABCECG),a founding member of the African Federation of Construction Contractors Association (AFCCA), will be hosting its 2016 Annual General Meeting from 26 th -27 th May 2016 at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre in Ghana.
The main theme of this year’s AGM: “Development through partnership with our stakeholders” underscores the ABCECG’s focus on fostering partnerships involving relevant associations, government entities and the private sector for the construction sector’s development. The Association recognises that construction and building of roads/infrastructure are essential to Ghana’s development and growth into a first world country.
Highlighting the significance of the event, ABCECG National President, Martins Kwasi Nnuro, says: “The AGM is a perfect avenue for various industry experts to share ideas to enhance their capacity so that they can handle and deliver on complex demanding projects excellently.”
“Currently, cases of poor quality of work on some projects have exposed the lack of commitment or low capacity of contractors involved, necessitating the need to regulate and sanitize the industry,” he notes.
The drive to weed out mediocrity and uphold the highest levels of professionalism possible has gathered momentum amongst stakeholders, says Martins Kwasi Nnuro. “There is a move to review all protocols governing the regulation of the construction industry in Ghana. In addition, identify existing gaps and appropriately make recommendations to address them.”
We wish to bring to the notice of the general public that ABCECG would be launching its Five (5) year Strategic Plan soon after the AGM Convention & Expo 2016.
Starting from 26 th May, 2016, an exhibition will be introduced to the programme. The ABCECG has introduced the exhibition after observing that delegates needed a platform to establish contacts with organisations that supply critical products and services which they require. It also provides suppliers the convenience of accessing different representatives of organisations that are their potential clients, under one roof.
More than 500 attendees will meet at the convention and exhibition at the Accra Trade Fair Centre to hear from a series of high profile speakers from private sector and government in an open forum and liaise with exhibitors from as far away as South Africa.
The 2016 AGM is being organised against a backdrop of a generally sluggish global economy, and Nnuro sees Africa, with urgent need for highways, railways, roads and sustainable energy attracting massive investment. However he believes that to achieve this, stakeholders must form partnerships. “For Africa, Ghana in particular, to achieve significant economic growth rates, there needs to be very strong regional economic and social ties both within the public and the private sector,” he stresses.