The Architects Registration Council (ARC) of Ghana, under the jurisdiction of Ghana’s  Ministry of Works and Housing, recently celebrated its 23rd Induction Ceremony at the Ghana Shippers' House in Ridge, Accra. The ceremony held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, welcomed fifty-five(55) new architects into the esteemed profession of Architecture, a significant milestone in the life of every architect. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Ghana’s Minister of Works and Housing, the Honorable Francis Asenso-Boakye, and the keynote address was delivered by Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi, the Minister of Human Settlements of South Africa. The event was attended by families and friends of the inductees alongside dignitaries from South Africa and Ghana, which included Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, the High Commissioner of The Republic of South Africa,  board members of the ARC, members of the Council of the Ghana Institute of Architects (GIA), members of parliament, architects, and representatives of the press.

Themed "Upholding the Highest Moral and Ethical Standards as a Built Environment Professional," both Ministers Kubayi and Asenso-Boakye as well as all other speakers emphasized the critical role architects play in addressing the challenges of urbanization, and the need to maintain ethical and sustainable practices in developing built infrastructure.

In her keynote address, Minister Kubayi highlighted the transformative power of architecture in shaping human settlements. She urged architects to be visionaries, problem solvers, and custodians of the built environment, focusing not only on aesthetics but also on inclusivity and environmental responsibility in light of climate change.