Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 02:00



Dear All,

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) warmly invites members of the University Community to the 13th Public Lecture in its lecture series, which will be delivered by Ing. Kwabena Bempong, Vice President (Business Development), Associated Consultant Ltd. The lecture is scheduled as follows:

Date:       Thursday, 8th September, 2022

Time:       2:00 p.m.

Venue:      Cedi Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Legon

Topic: The Contribution of Ghanaian Engineers to Development – A Case Study of Pokuase Interchange Construction   


Abstract of Paper  

All over the world Engineering is known to play a key role in supporting the growth and development of a country's economy as well as in improving the quality of life of its citizens. As such, there is an important link between a country's engineering capacity and its economic development. Engineers are at the centre of this world making lives better and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all. The world would be nothing without engineers who engineer it for human capital and physical development of the built environment. 

Over the past 70 years, the impact of Ghanaian Engineers has been felt in Ghana, Africa and the world at large. Many engineers are spearheading Science, Technology, Engineering, Health sciences, Arts, Business and Innovation throughout the globe. Some are inventors with a number of patents to their names. I dare say that without STEM, Ghana is going nowhere because out of STEM, all other disciplines and vocations branch out, flourish and take form. Without sufficient and effective STEM education, the nation’s economy is sure to lag behind while the rest of the world evolves around us with fresh new trends and innovations. 

The much acclaimed and world class Pokuase Interchange and Local Roads Project was designed and supervised by Ghanaian Engineers who have blazed the trail. The Interchange project was initially designed as a 3-tier single point urban interchange, however after a value engineering proposal from the contractor and reviewed by the team including the DUR and the MRH, it was agreed that the method of construction would make it cheaper to construct even for the 4-level stacked interchange. 

Profile of Ing. Kwabena Bempong

Ing. Kwabena Bempong attended Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and completed with a BSc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering in 1993. He worked as a teaching assistant in the Soils/Foundation Engineering section for one year before joining Associated Consultants Limited as an Assistant Engineer. He then pursued further studies in Road Engineering, at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, where he was awarded a Master of Science degree with honours in Road and Pavement Engineering in 1998.  

He became a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering in 1999 and having duly passed his engineering professional examination and was promoted to the grade of Engineer. He has risen through the ranks to become a Principal Consultant and a management member of Associated Consultants Ltd. Presently he is the Vice President (Business Development) of Associated Consultants Ltd. and a Board Member of the company as an Executive Director.  

He is currently the President Elect of the Ghana Institution of Engineering. He is also a member of the Ghana Consulting Engineers Association and has attended several local and international conferences, courses and programmes. He has authored/ co-authored some technical papers which have been presented at these conferences. He has at various times served as a panel member for technical discussions both at conferences and media engagements. 

Ing Bempong has undertaken several design and supervision assignments in Highway and Structural Engineering over the past Twenty- Nine years. Notable among them are the flagship Pokuase Interchange and Local Roads project, Circle to Achimota dual carriageway including the Alajo Interchange, Angloga junction to Asokwa and Lake Roads including the Asokwa Interchange in Kumasi, Abuakwa – Bibiani Roads, BRT infrastructure on the Amasaman to Accra CBD route, Transport Terminals at Odawna, Neoplan station, Ofankor and Amasaman, Various buildings for Trasacco Housing development, Regimanuel Gray Estate Company limited including the East Airport Development, Klagon & Cty 13 RSS Housing projects, Ayimensah and Oyarifa Park Developments and many other residential and commercial buildings. 

Presently he has been appointed as the Chief Resident Engineer of the Ashaiman to Akosombo Dual carriageway and the Ofankor to Nsawam expansion projects. 

He is married and has three children.