A 23-member delegation from Southern Sudan visited CSIR-BRRI on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to learn about the National Road Crash Data Gathering Processes, Coding, Analysis and Reporting. As a new Nation, the delegation was in the country to learn about best practices in road safety management.

Their leaders were received and welcomed by the Director in his office after which two presentations were made by Ing. Eugene Atiemo, Director, and Ing. Francis K. Afukaar, Deputy Director at the Conference Room. The delegation later visited the National Accident data Centre. They were impressed by what they heard and saw and promised to follow up in future.

On Monday, February 21, 2011, the CSIR-BRRI launched an updated version of the Seismic Code book authored   by Dr. Kwamena Amonoo-Neizer, a Chief Research Scientist and former Acting Director of CSIR-BRRI, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra.

The event, which was chaired by Prof. E.H. Amonoo-Neizer, CSIR Council Chairman, whose elder brother authored the book, attracted many engineers, contractors and consultants.

1.0 Arrival in Ghana; Sunday, 7th August, 2011

The four-man NBRRI delegation arrived in Accra on Sunday, 7th August, 2011 evening. They were picked up from the Accra International Airport and escorted to Noda Hotel, Kumasi, where they lodged for the period of the visit by Dr. N. K. Nsiah Achampong (Head, CID) and Mr. Amponsah, who drove the CSIR-BRRI Welfare Nissan Civilian Bus. The delegation, which was led by Prof. Danladi S. Matawal (D-G/CEO, NBRRI-Abuja), also included Engr. Y. S. Mohammed (Director, Technology Acquisition and Adaptation, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja), Engr. George N. Omange (Director, Planning and IT, NBRRI-Abuja) and Engr. R. B. Lawal (Chief Research Officer, NBRRI-Ota) arrived in Kumasi around mid-night.

The Executive Director of COMSATS, Dr. Imtinan Elahi Qureshi (T.I.), arrived at the Accra International Airport from Nigeria at 4:30PM on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 and was met by  Ing. Eugene Atiemo, Director and Mr. Kofi Yankson, Scientific Secretary, CSIR-BRRI. Dr. Qureshi’s luggage did not arrive with him but Ing. Atiemo followed it up and got it for him the following morning. He put up at the AirSide Hotel, Accra.

Profile of Surv. Ernest Osei-Tutu, Best BRRI Research Scientist, 2011

Surveyor Ernest Osei-Tutu is the Head of the Construction Division and Project Management Section of the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute. He was born on the 24th of March 1960 in Kumasi to the late Ernest Osei-Tutu of Maase, Kwabere District and Madam Agnes Boakye of Atwima Bedu all of Ashanti Region respectively. Surveyor Ernest Osei-Tutu attended Opoku Ware Secondary School (OWASS with a school number O16) in Kumasi for his GCE “O” Level from 1974 to 1979. He later on completed his GCE “A” Level in 1981 at the same school. In September 1981, he entered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to read Bachelor of Science degree in Building Technology and successfully completed in 1986.

The Executive Director COMSATS called on Hon. Ing. Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, FGhIE, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Government of Ghana, in his office in Accra to discuss the on-going and future programmes of COMSATS with special reference to Ghana’s participation. The meeting held on May 3, 2013 was attended by Ing. Dr. Eugene Atiemo, Director of CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute (BRRI), Ghana, representing the Director-General CSIR; the outgoing Director of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Benony Komla Kortatsi and Mr. Isaac Kofi Yankson, Scientific Officer of CSIR-BRRI.

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