Ghanaian elected Vice-President of International Federation of Surveyors

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Mr Kwame Tenadu Snr

President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG), Kwame Tenadu Snr, has been elected the Vice-President of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). Mr Tenadu beat his only contender in the race with about 60 votes at the Federation’s e-Working Week and 44th General Assembly 2021 held over the weekend in the Netherlands. His election makes him the first African to occupy the position since the establishment of the Federation some 143 years ago in 1878.

This year’s conference was held under the theme “Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management – Challenges in a New Reality.”

The outgoing Vice-President of the federation, Orhan Ecan, congratulated his successor, and expressed confidence in him to be equal to the task.

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Acceptance

Mr Tenadu, in his acceptance speech, expressed appreciation to members of the federation for the opportunity. He pledged to work with other elected officials as a team to advance issues of importance to FIG, its stakeholders and communities.

“I know that we can achieve all goals we set for ourselves and improve the functioning of this Federation. A Federation that looks more international and more inclusive than ever. This is the beauty of a multilateral Federation,” he said.

Mr Tenadu is a fellow of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) and the President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG). He has over 40 years’ experience in private sector practice as a surveyor and in land administration. He has served FIG in various capacities and is the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for the FIG Working Week Ghana 2024.

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