Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building Ghana (CIOB), Rockson Dogbegah says government must lead the way in ensuring sanity in the construction industry to support proper growth.
Speaking at the just-ended 12th Building Construction and Property Exhibition in Accra, Mr. Dogbegah said the pursuance of innovation, coupled with a sense of professionalism and keen adherence to standards are the key ingredients needed to develop the construction industry.
He noted that the three qualities are “inevitably the lifeblood of sustainable prosperity that injects security and exacts investors’ confidence in the 21st Century.”
Mr. Dogbegah, who was commenting on the theme, ‘The Next Construction Revolution: furthering development through innovation, professionalism and standards in Africa’ added that “these values will sustain the cranes in the skies, expand job offerings through its forward and backward linkages to our economies and justify the new construction revolution in Africa.”
The CIOB Ghana Chair said government must promote innovation, professionalism and standards through the promulgation of the appropriate laws and regulations.
He noted that owing to the rapid growth of cities across Africa, special attention should be paid to the construction industry to ensure that the right infrastructure is put in place.
Mr. Dogbegah, who is also the founder and chairman of Berock Ventures Ltd, said the Building Construction and Property Exhibition presents an opportunity for industry players to discuss the growth and development of the industry and find ways of addressing the challenges that inhibits its smooth growth.
He urged all patrons to ensure that they network, place orders and establish the right contacts that will promote their businesses.
source : Daily Guide