Personality of the week:Ing. Mrs Ruth A. N. Menz (MGhIE)

  • Ruth Afua Nuerkey Menz (Mrs) is currently a Senior Mining Engineer at Ghana Manganese Company Limited, situated at Nsuta in the Western Region of Ghana. She has also worked with AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine, Tarkwa as Senior Mining Engineer and Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Limited, Bogoso as a Mining and Project Engineer for approximately five years in total.
  • The humble, adorable and hardworking Mrs. Menz is a graduate of University of Mines and Technology, with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. She also holds a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from the same school. She is the first lady engineer to do a Masters progress in engineering and sponsored by Mrs. Vicki Bradford (an Australian geologist).
  • She is a member of Ghana Institution of Engineers and a member of Women in Engineering (WINE) of GhIE. The western regional representative of Women in Mining (WIMGH), A council member of West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM), Executive member the Women’s Wing of Ghana Mine Worker Union (TUCG), member of Accra Mining Network (AMN), she is a Project Management Professional (PMP), President of Manganese ladies association and a member, Ladies in Mining and Allied Profession in Ghana (LiMAP-Gh).
  • Ruth loves playing golf and reading & teaching when she in not in the pit. She is a devoted Christian and happily married to Ralph Menz, the CEO of adFocus Support Systems, a Multimedia company based in Takoradi. They have four Children. She is a Guan from Abiriw, Akuapem-Akropong in the Eastern region of Ghana.
  • She would like to encourage more ladies to read engineering or science and says, “Mathematics is not a difficult subject you just have to follow the principles of it and you can’t go wrong”.

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