This month’s featured CVA Councillor is Dr Kingsley Mickey Aryee of Ghana.
Q1. Tell us about you, your family and where you live?
My Name is Dr Kingsley Mickey Aryee. I am married with one son. My wife is a private Secretary at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in Ghana. My son is a third year student pursuing a course in banking and finance. I hail from the Greater Accra region of Ghana with the capital being Accra while my wife comes from the Volta Region with the capital being Ho.
I attended Kharkov Zoo Veterinary Institute in the Ukraine from 1980 t0 1986 where I graduated as a veterinary surgeon with a DVM. I have a masters’ degree in Health Services Planning and Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. I am currently the Secretary of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Association.
Q2. What is your favourite food?
I really don’t have any favourite food. I enjoy food from any part of the world so far as it is neatly and stylishly presented.
Q3. Do you have any favourite music?
Q4. What is your favourite sport?
Boxing and football, but will pay anything within my means to watch boxing.
Q5. Tell up in a paragraph what your current veterinary position is.
Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer.
Q6. What influenced you to become a veterinarian?
Love for animals and the desire to venture into a field that was not so popular at the time.
Q7. What do you enjoy most about being a veterinarian?
Seeing my clients satisfied.
Q8. What are some of the main challenges for you and your national veterinary association?
Low patronage of events organized by association and inadequate cash flow.
Q9. How do you communicate to your organisation about the CVA and its activities?
Through quarterly meetings and on group social media platforms such as whatapp.
Q10. How do you think the CVA can assist you in your Councillor Role?
Update me on events in other member countries. Invite me to seminars of other countries.