The Central Regional branch of the Ghana Science Association (GSA) recently held a hand-over ceremony to inaugurate a new set of executives to lead the organization.
The event took place at the School of Biological Sciences Conference Room and was attended by association members and stakeholders.
The newly sworn-in executives include Dr. Benjamin Boakye as the President, Dr. Peter Osei-Wusu Aduming as the Secretary, and Dr. Margaret Fafa Awushie Akwetey as the Treasurer.
The outgoing President, Prof. Michael Adinortey, acknowledged the challenges faced during his tenure but commended the hard work of his team in advancing the goals of the association.
Under Prof. Adinortey’s leadership, the association achieved significant milestones, such as introducing a radio program, organizing awareness day celebrations, conducting science workshops for secondary school teachers, and establishing a branch at the University of Education Winneba (UEW).
As he handed over the documents to Dr. Benjamin Aboagye, the newly elected President, Prof. Adinortey congratulated the new executives and encouraged them to lead the organization with diligence.
In his inaugural speech, Dr. Aboagye expressed gratitude to the association members for their trust and pledged to uphold the vision of the GSA.
As a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Forensic Sciences-UCC, he expressed his commitment to maintaining the existing programs of the association and announced plans to introduce mentoring programs for basic schools in surrounding communities.
Additionally, he emphasized his dedication to finding solutions to the challenges facing Ghana and the world at large.
During the ceremony, Prof. Victor A. Barku, Chairman of the event and a member of the Department of Chemistry, urged the new leaders to set a positive example for others to follow.
He encouraged them to prioritize the maintenance of the University of Education-Winneba branch and revive the newsletter program to enhance the association’s activities, particularly in supporting students and teachers.