The Ghana institution of surveyors has had their 50th Anniversary celebration in Kumasi with a call on surveyors to have leadership skills that will help influence decision towards development and institutional change.
Maame Ama Edumadze, the President of the Ghana Institutions of Surveyors (GhIS), who made the call, said it was time surveyors took strategic decisions for the development of the country and citizenry so that, the number of people who would be living in urban areas will not suffer.
She said: “This process will bring about structure development possibly in the urban centres so when surveyors equip themselves early to adjust to the change, which will definitely happen, it will be timely for all”.
Maame Ama Edumadze observed that when measures are put in place on time to save the lands, roads, transport and other land administration processes in the country, the poor, vulnerable and rich would be saved accordingly.
On the core of the anniversary, the president of GhIS explained that it was the key objective of the institution like surveyors to concentrate upon positioning the profession by articulating the professional’s role as effective leaders to promote and implement infrastructure.
The Anniversary which was on the theme: “Survying Practice in Ghana celebrating the past, Redefining the future” brought together land professionals to discuss and increase participants’ influence of becoming more familiar with the process of leading change.
According to Maame Ama Edumadze, among the other goals of the workshop, was to build the awareness and confidence of leading strategic change as well as making positive impacts of becoming aware of engagement and communication styles with leaders to where good governance in the area of structural development would be achieved extensively.
On the other hand, the Chairman of the of Ghana institution of surveyors Mr Kofi Cobbold stressed the need for surveyors to embrace technology as a potential instrument in their profession.
He said the introduction of the digital information system tool into the survey profession had created an opportunity for the surveyor to use technology for planning and effective management of resource.
Mr Cobbold said technology was pervasive in all aspects of life these days, with land surveying also stepping up the pace of technology use.
He added that, land surveying had been an important factor in human civilisation since ancient history, as many kinds of surveying equipment had been used in the past to help land surveyors measure various parameters of land areas.
Credit. Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)