Posted on: June 17, 2018, by :

Simon Akayiri Nyaaba had his primary education at the Kpandi Preparatory School in Bawku from where he gained admission into Bolgatanga Secondary School (Big BOSS) in 1983. In 1986, he gained a scholarship to pursue further studies in Cuba where he obtained a degree in Mathematics, and a BSc. degree in chemical engineering. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Project Design, Management and Implementation from the University of Leon-Madrid, Spain – (2007). He has pursued several certificate programmes in standardization and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) including Standardization and Quality Assurance – (2005) at the National Institute of Training and Standardization – NITS, (Bureau of Indian Standards) Noida, New Delhi, India; Food Safety Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Auditing – (2011) at the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute – CARIRI at the University of West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; Internal Auditing for Laboratories based on ISO-17025 – General Requirements for Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories – (2011) at the Bureau of Standards, Commonwealth of Dominica – West indies; Metrology Systems – (2010) at the Inter-American Metrology Systems (SIM) Advance Metrology School in Petropolis, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Chemical Weapons Analytical Skills Development “GC-GC/MS” – (2007) at the Center for Verification of Chemical Weapons, VERIFIN, University of Helsinki in Finland; Escort Team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) International Inspections – (2008) at the Ministry of Defense, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Preparing Electronic declarations Under the Chemical Weapons Convention – (2010) at the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Cooperation. Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Nyaaba is presently a PhD candidate in project design, management and implementation at the Ibero-American International University (UNINI), Mexico City – Mexico (February 2015 to the Present), and a law student at the Mataheko Campus of Central University in Accra, Ghana. He is the Director of Procurement and Logistics at the National Ambulance Service, and the Managing Director of ACCURATE CONSULT LIMITED; a limited liability consultancy company that provides technical services including (Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Business Startups, Research, Plans, Proposals & Policy Manuals; Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) & Protocols; Quality Management Systems – ISO: 9001; Energy Management Systems- ISO: 50001; Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS) – ISO: 18001; Food Safety Management Systems (HACCP): ISO – 22000; Security Management Systems; Import/Export of General Goods & Business Representation) that promote and encourage industry standards geared at enhancing the global competitiveness of Ghanaian goods, services, processes and practices in terms of quality, integrity and compliance with the applicable standards, regulations, guidelines and laws, and protection of the Ghanaian populace and environment.
Until his return to Ghana in 2013, Mr. Nyaaba worked at the Dominica Bureau of Standards (DBOS) – National Standards Body of the Commonwealth of Dominica and CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) in several capacities including head of metrology division standards development, and inspectorate. He also worked as the Coordinator for implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – OPCW (the UN body for implementation of the CWC). He has had the privilege to travel across the Caribbean, Latin America, USA and Europe to facilitate and consult on standardization, CWC and other related programmes.