GSSM board inaugurated

Mr Amewu (left) inaugurating the board

Mr Amewu (left) inaugurating the board

A seven-member Governing Board for the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM) was on Friday inaugurated at a ceremony in Accra.

The board is chaired by Alhaji Sulemana Mahama of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

Other members include Mr Jonas Ofori-Boadu of the Lands Commission, Mr Edwin Addo-Tawiah, GSSM and Mr Frederick Bediako-Mensah, the Principal of GSSM.

The rest are Dr Isaac Dadzie, of the Geometric Engineering Department  of the Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology, Mr Mark Brookman Amissah, Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Mr Bright Joseph Nsiah of the GSSM Students  Representative Council (SRC) and Mr Francis Manu-Adabor, chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands and Forestry.

The Minister of Lands and National Resources, Mr John-Peter Amewu urged the Board to provide innovative ideas and suggestions that would help transform the school, adding that, “the success or failure of the school rests squarely on your shoulders.”

The minister charged them to furnish the ministry with annual reports and ensure that it was transformed into a model centre of excellence.

In addition, he challenged the board to initiate programmes that would generated enough resources to revamp the institute, and commended the past board for their efforts, urging the new board to resolve all issues that led to the recent students agitations so as to create a congenial atmosphere for academic work.

Responding on behalf of the board, Alhaji Mahama promised that, they would work hard to resolve all challenges confronting the school.

The Chief Director of the ministry, Professor Emmanuel Yakubo, urged members to take their oath of secrecy seriously, in order not to drag the name of the school in the mud.

 

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu       

 

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