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27.02.2009 General News

Public urged to engage services of professional surveyors


Mr Jonathan Allotey Abossey, President of the Ghana Institution of Surveyor (GhIS), on Friday advised the public to engage the services of qualified surveyors to ensure proper land acquisition and ownership.

β€œThe image of the profession is very important and that is why I call on the public to cross-check from the GhIS before engaging anybody as a surveyor,” he said.

Mr Abossey told the Ghana News Agency at the GhIS 40th annual general meeting that their advice had become necessary to flush out quacks who were denting the image of the profession.

He said this was the reason the Surveyor Council Bill needed to be passed to ensure effective regulation and modalities for practitioners to fight the land disputes and acquisition problems that individuals had to go through sometimes.

Mr Aboosey noted that members of the Institution had been provided with identity cards and jackets and urged the public to demand the identity of people so as to engage qualified surveyors.