President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG), Mr. Kwame Tenadu Snr, has been elected the Vice President of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).
Mr. Tenadu becomes the first African to ever occupy the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Vice President position since its establishment 143 years ago.
The election took place at the just ended International Federation of Surveyors FIG e-Working Week and 44th General Assembly 2021.
He scored a landslide victory in the elections emerging with 60 votes :74.1% of the overall votes.
According to Mr. Rudolf Staiger, the FIG president, “Mr. Kwame Tenadu is the first African Vice President to be elected into Council of the International Federation of Surveyors –FIG in 143 years.”
Mr. Orhan Ecan, the outgoing Vice President also in his closing remarks congratulated his successor Kwame Tenadu and expressed confidence in him to be equal to the task.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Tenadu indicated that he was humbled, honored and elated that he has been elected as Vice President. He has made history, giving Africa a seat on the FIG Council in 143 years of its establishment. He thanked all who voted for him and inspired him to stand for the elections, and pledged to work with other elected officials as a team to advance issues of importance to FIG, its stakeholders and communities.
He said, “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.’’
Mr. Kwame Tenadu Snr. is a Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) and the President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LiSAG). He has over forty (40) years 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.
FIG is a federation that has established a week-long event organized yearly since 1878 when it was established, to give surveyors and geospatial experts around the world a platform to meet, greet, network, learn, have fun and to be inspired during this annual affair.
This year’s Conference was held under the theme, “Smart Surveyors for Land and Water Management – Challenges in a New Reality.” in the Netherlands.