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Originally scheduled for August 2014, the
conference was postponed by NSBE Ghana
leaders in the run-up to the Ghanaian
government's three-month ban on all

The National Executive Board's role at
the event, adds Frank, was to engage
with chapters, establish its presence at
the leadership conference and meet
with corporate and governmental
organizations to grow sustainable
support for NSBE Ghana.

"Working together, we are very much
setting the model and framework for
future expansion in West Africa as
well as other parts of the world."
- Peter Frank, NSBE International Chair
international conferences and gatherings
in the country. The postponement led to a
decision by NSBE's National Executive Board
(NEB) to forgo the event. The NEB is based
in the U.S.
"The Ebola (outbreak) and the mass hysteria
really came at an unwanted time," says Peter
Frank, NSBE International chair, who was to
be part of the U.S. contingent at the event.
"After weeks of planning for a successful
trip to fellowship with our West African
membership, the Ebola scare took its apex
before the final red tape was cut in our
planning process, which forced us to make
a much-undesired decision at the lastminute to not attend."
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"In doing so, we would further
establish NSBE's international
brand as a hub for engineers of
color," he says.

The conference, with the theme "Empowering Today's Leaders with Technology,"
eventually took place later in the fall,
with more than 300 NSBE members from
Ghana in attendance. NSBE Ghana thanks
Ghana Technology University College for
hosting the three-day event, and Friesland
Gh. Ltd (Peak Milk) and Voltic Gh. for their
sponsorship of the conference.
"The purpose (of the conference) has always
been to bring together all NSBE Ghana
chapters and members to take stock of past
activities and programs, and to strategize
for the next year," says Abdulai Imoro, NSBE
Ghana's executive director. "We do this by
creating a dialogue or forum where we



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