SEASONED SPEAKERS AT GHANA INTERNATIONAL SAFETY CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2017
Dr. Waleed Montasser, CIWM,ISWA,IEMA,FOSHA
Executive Director- Operations
Dr. Waleed Montasser is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist and Occupational Health and Safety Professional with over 15 years in environmental, wastes and resources management as well as the circular economy. Dr. Montasser has worked with various wastes and environmental organisations in the UK such as DEFRA, WRAP and internationally with UNIDO, HP and Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).
For example, Dr. Montasser was part of an EU Mission to Chile. The Mission aimed to share EU best practices in municipal waste management with key stakeholders. This included meeting with stakeholders and delivering a public workshop discussing the future of wastes management in Chile. Dr. Montasser is now working with local partners in Chile to complete a follow-up project with the support of the EU. In addition, Dr. Montasser is currently working, as a Director of IREEMS Ltd UK, with clients in Morocco and Nigeria in relation to wastes management and resource efficiency.
Waleed has been working in research projects in relation circular economy, such as The ReBus projects (Resource Efficient Business Models) (a Life+ funded project) and currently, is the coordinator of Circular Economy Working Group at RESURBE Project (2014-2016). RESURBE project is supported by UNESCO Chair on Sustainability and aims to help facilitate knowledge to government and universities on the resilience of cities. Waleed was part of E-Waste Extended Producer responsibility working group for Nigeria with stakeholders such as HP, DELL, UNIDO and NESREA. The group aims to enhance the e-waste management in Nigeria. Waleed is currently working on consultancy tasks in Morocco and Nigeria in relation to wastes management and resource efficiency. Waleed published in various national and international conferences as well as per-reviewed journals (e.g. Wastes Management, Resources, Conservation and Recycling). Waleed has a BSc. in Food Science and Technology, MSc. Environmental Pollution Science and PhD in Waste Management.
Dr. Waleed belonge to many international organization such as Occupational Safety and Health Association United Kingdom (OSHAssociation UK) as a Fellow and currently a member of the Board and Executive Direction Operations, based in the United Kingdom.
Engr. Thomas Bismark Boakye, MPH, CMCILT, MIRTE, GIFireE, FOSHA
OSHAssociation UK - GHANA
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: SHARING THE ROAD WITH OTHER ROAD USERS
Engr. Thomas Bismark Boakye is a product from St Augustine's College Cape Coast, Fire Academy and Training School, Ghana Institute of Journalism, Staff College, Institution of Fire Engineers UK Fire Service College UK, Crown Agents UK, IIT Delhi India and University of Ghana .
He has worked with the Ghana National Fire Service as District Fire Officer for many years before joining the National Road Safety Commission in 2003 to date. He has worked in six out of the ten regions in Ghana , he has MPH, CMCILT, MIRTE, GIFireE and a member of the West African Road Safety Organisation, He also a FELLOW of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation UK). He has lectured in so many conferences both local and international. He is married to Nana Ekua Boakye and they have three children, Maame Panyin, Nana Pokua and Oheneba Poku.
He is currently the Regional Manager, National Road Safety Commission for Western Region of Ghana. Currently, the Regional President of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAsociation UK) Ghana Region.
Alh. Dalhatu Mohammed Ahmed M.Sc.FNIM,FOSHA (Madaki of Azara)
Regional President - Nigeria
Alhaji Dalhatu Mohammed, the District Head of Azara Emirate Council, as well as the Madaki of Azara been the second in command after the Emir bagged his first degree from the Department of history from Ahmadu Bello Zaria]. He further obtained his Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Jos Nigeria.
Dalhatu Mohammed Ahmed joined the service of the Federal Government of Nigeria as a Senior Labour Officer and posted to Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, he is presently the Controller of Labour, Nasarawa State. He has attended training courses both local and international including courses in occupational safety and health training. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Fellow Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHAssociation UK) and a member of so many professional organizations both locally and internationally.
Engr. S. H. Raji Abdallah, GhIE,GhISEP,MOSHA
Soroma Operation Ghana
Raji Abdallah has Bsc in Electronic & Communication Engineering, Post graduate dip Project management, PMP candidate, Diploma Human Resources, HND in Building Construction.
He has a lot of qualification and have worked as HSE for over 6years, he holds certifications on OHSAS 18001: 2015 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001: 2015 Implementing / Internal auditor, Safety & Quality audit, Nebosh IGC, IOSH Working safely, IOSH Managing safely.
He belong to many local and international Association such as Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, American Society of Safety Engineers, Ghana Institute of Engineers, Ghana Institute of Safety & Environmental Practitioners, Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHAssociation UK) Ghana Chapter.
Apostle Francis Oppong Ankomah, PhD
Chairman of the Conference
Ing. Mrs. May Obiri-Yeboah,MGhiE,MASCE
National Road Safety Commission Ghana
Chief Director Western Region
Council Sekondi Takoradi Ghana
Acfo Obeng Dankwa Dwamena
Regional Fire Officer
Western Region Ghana
ACFO Obeng Dankwa Dwamena was enlisted into Ghana Fire Service on 1st February 1989 (Cadet Intake 1) and successfully graduated from the Fire Academy and Training School, Accra in February, 1990.
He has attended both local and international course including operational fire fighters course, operational command course, divisional wildfire management course and rappelling training course (British Columbia, Canada), international urban search and rescue operations course (Civil Defence Acdemy, Singpore) and internal crises Management course ( Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – GAFCSC, Accra).
ACFO Obeng Dankwa Danmena possesses a Diploma in Statistics (University of Ghana, Legon) a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration (GIMPA, Accra) and a Masters of Arts (MA) in human resources development (University of Cape Coast).
He has also held various positions in Ghana National Fire Service such as District Fire Officer (Breman-Essiam) Municipal Fire Officer (Cape Coast), regional Admin Officer (Central Region), regional Fire Officer (Ashati Region) Assistant Director (Admin) Deputy Director (Admin) and Acting Director (Finance and Admin)
He is the current regional Fire Officer (Western Region) a position he has held since 2012.
Engr. Anebi Garba Joseph FPAN,ISPON,FOSHA
Controller General of the Federation
Federal Fire Service Nigeria
Engr. Anebi Garba Joseph is the 2nd Controller General of Federal Fire Service and a member of both Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fire Protection Association of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals and Fellow- Occupational Safety and Health Association UK.
The Controller General has to his credit many laurels. Some of them includes Certified Protection Professional, HAZMAT Specialist, Firefighter IV, Safety Officer and Distinguished Service.
With a post-graduate degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Agriculture Makurdi, Engr, Anebi Joseph Garba has had the opportunity during the past twenty five years of holding progressively senior professional management positions both in Ministry of Works and Federal Fire Service spanning Head of Inspectorate Unit Ijora Centeral Workshop Lagos, Head of R&AC Workshop/Mechanical Project in Bauchi, Head of Mechanical Workshop FMW&H Mabushi Abuja, Head of Federal Fire Service Workshop, Head of Policy Regulatory and Inspectorate Federal Fire Service Abuja, Head of Logistics, Federal Fire Service Abuja and currently the Controller General of the Federation, Federal Fire Service Abuja.
MR. DANIEL HARDY WUAKU, MPhil,PgD
Regional Director Volta Region.
National Road Safety Commission Ghana
Mr. Daniel Hardy Wuaku worked with various organizations in various capacities before joining the National Road Safety Commission in 2007. He is currently the National Road Safety Commission Regional Director for Volta Region.
Mr. Wuaku holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, an MPhil Degree in Geography from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, a Post Graduate Diploma in Road Traffic Safety from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Public Health Promotion with the Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Out of the loss of a dear Sister through an avoidable road traffic crash, Mr. Daniel Wuaku has developed the passion for road traffic safety and in addition to his role with the National Road Safety Commission, he is involved in Driver Attitudinal and Behaviour Management and Defensive Driving Consultancies as the Chief Executive Officer of GoSafe Drive and Safety Consult in Accra.
Dr. Abraham Tachie-Menson MB Ch.B, M Sc, GIMPA
District Director of Health Services
Shama District Assembly Ghana.
Topic: Health and Safety Policies and Practices at Workplace
Dr. Abraham Tachie-Menson studied in University of Ghana Medical School and Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical, he holds Medicine M Sc Disease Control and Master in Public Sector Management.
He is a self-motivated, competent and reliable team player with work experience and good eye for details. Dr. Abraham have the ability to learn quickly and also used to adapting to high pressure and tight deadlines while remaining accurate. He started his medical profession as a Medical Officer in-charge of Accident and Emergency Unit, Medical Officer with the Medical, Surgical and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Teams, Enchi Government Hospital, Senior Medical Officer in-charge Aowin-Suaman District Health Administration, District Director of Health Services Nzema East District Assembly, District Director of Health services, Municipal Director of Health Services, Krisan Refugee Camp (Eikwe) Health Co-ordinator and currently the District Director of Health Services Shama District Assembly Ghana.
Part of his responsibilities is to supervise and monitor health programmes such as Expanded Programme on Immunization, support the Municipal Assembly in improving access to healthcare in the municipality, advocate for support to health from decentralized agencies (Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Education Service, National Commission for Civic Education, National Health Insurance Scheme etc)
Engr. Emmanuel Uwalaka M.Sc.,ISPON.,MNIM,MOSHA,MASSE
Regional Administrator/Director -Africa
Emmanuel consults regularly with both public and private organizations that see the benefits of improving safety with no long-term increases in cost; such organizations are Airtel, Etisalat, Nigerian Ports Authority, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), NLNG, Addax Petroleum, Deep Blue Sea Energy Ltd, etc.
Emmanuel is a dedicated and enthusiastic safety professional with a passion to promote safety best practices in developing nations. An exceptional leader who motivates employees in achieving ZERO accident/injury target at workplaces. He supervises and manages high profile projects effectively even under highly pressurised working environments with a Zero LTI (Loss Time Injury).
He is a practicing Civil Engineer by profession and holds a Masters Degree (M.Sc) in Health, Safety & Environment from Pebble Hills University Delaware, USA, with various local and international safety certifications from the UK and USA in the field of health and safety. He is the author "Safety- Everyone's Responsibility - for a Secure Future" - one of the best safety books sold in the industry.
Emmanuel is driven by the passion and zeal of securing the health and lives of employees and creating healthier working environments in every industry. He is the Managing Director- ELAK Academy (OSH Training Centre) and currently the Regional Administrator and Africa Director of Occupational Safety and Health Association United Kingdom (OSHAssociation UK). He is a Certified Instructor on Health, Safety and Environment from American Istitute of Professional Studies (AIPS) USA, and the Nigeria Representative for American Group for Managing Educational Projects (AGMEP) based in Washington DC USA.
Mr. Leonard Osei-Anim, Pg.D,IOSH
BAJ Freight & Logistics Ghana
Mr. Leonard is a seasoned Occupational Safety and Health professional with over ten (10) years' experience in Occupational Health and Safety Management.
He holds Post graduate Diploma (Pg.D) in Occupational Health and Safety, Nebosh UK, IOSH Radiation Safety Advisor. He is presently working as Area Manager for BAJ Freight and Logistics Ghana.
Mr. John Otoo
Ghana Manganese Company
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Taking HSSE to the NEXT Dimension
Mr. John is the HSE Manager of Ghana Manganese Company with 15 yrs experience in HSE Management Systems. Before joining GMC, CK worked with Aboso Goldfields, Tarkwa Goldfields, Resolute Amansie and Siaw Goldmine of PMMC. He is a certified IMS auditor, member of IAAI South Africa and Ghisep. An alumni of Fire College SA, KNUST-SM with an MBA in Project and Risk Management.
The representative of the Ghana Chamber of mines to the TC of GNFS. He is the host of the only HSE Radio Program: "Safety is life" on Medeama 92.9fm.
Mr. Jonas Quartey Richmond, MOSHA
Regional Administrator Ghana
Mr. Jonas Quartey has over ten (10) years of experience in Occupational Health Safety and Environment profession. He has completed many courses on Occupational Health Safety and Environment Management and Professional, Oil and Gas Management and Professional with OSHAcademy (USA).
Has worked with AquaTerra Solution as HSE iIstructor and currently working with Antrak Ghana Limited as QSHE Assistant Supervisor. Also the CEO of Richmaa Risk Consult Ghana. As a full Member of Occupational Safety and Health Association United Kingdom, (OSHAssociation UK) where he is currently the Regional Administrator of the Association in Ghana Region.
Mr. Emmanuel Tettey Lartey
Senior Physician Assistant
Bamiankor Health Centre, Ghana
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Overview of Malaria and it's impact on Productivity.
Emmanuel Tettey is a Senior Physician Assistant with over 6 years working experience with Ghana Health Services currently working with Takoradi Government Hospital, Axim Government Hospital and Heading Bamiankor Health Centre in the Nzema East Municipal.
Also a Municipal head a Community Health Officer trained by Star CHPS Jhepigo and also a malaria training facilitator for Nzema East in the Western Region.
Engr. George Kwame Diawuoh, MGhiE,MIAIA,
Principal Programme Officer
Environmental Protection Agency Ghana
Presentation on: Industrial Chemical Hazard Communication & Control
George Kwame Kyere Diawuoh is an Environmentalist and Engineer. He holds a Masters Degree (MSc.) in Petroleum and Gas Engineering from Salford, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Science (B Sc.) Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Lagos (Unilag) Nigeria and a Diploma in Marine Pollution Prevention and Combating from Sinter, Norway.
George Kwame Kyere Diawuoh is a Member of the following Association: Ghana Institute of Engineers (GhiE), International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and Institute of Gas Engineers and Manager.
He currently works with the Environmental Protection Agency as Principal Programme Officer. He is married with four children and leave in Takoradi in the Western Region, Ghana.
Mr. Selorm Alfred Ametewee
Supervisor QHSE & CCU<
Omni Energy Ghana
Selorm Alfred Ametewee is a QHSE professional with 5 years of progressive QHSE experience in the Oil & Gas industry both upstream and downstream. He is currently working with Omni Energy as the QHSE & CCU Supervisor.
He hold the following qualifications; BA Economics from University of Ghana, MSc. Oil & Gas Mgt from Coventry University, IOSH Managing Safely, NEBOSH IGC. NEBOSH IOGC, NEBOSH IDIP(Unit A) & Certificate in Advance First Aid. He aspires to become a GradIOSH and Chartered Member of IOSH in the near future.
Mr. Leon G. Dossou, MOSHA
Administrator- Benin Republic Region
Mr. Leon G. Dossou is a graduate of Master of Arts from National University of Abomey Calavi. He worked at Ozone Electronics and Logistics as General Manager. He is a professional environmental health and safety trainer with interest in co-ordinating health and safety training for companies and individuals in Benin Republic region.
He is a member of various local and international organization including Occupational Safety and Health Association United Kingdom as a Member and currently the Regional Administrator in Benin Republic Region.