Professor J.S.Y. Kuma, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), has urged surveyors to respect their professional ethics, by inspecting field work before appending their signatures to documents.
He entreated surveyors to act within their limits, and adhere to professional standards by exhibiting honesty, trustworthiness, and transparency, in dealing with their clients, devoid of discrimination.
“Don’t destroy the nation in your small office by your illegal activities,” Prof Kuma advised when he addressed surveyors and other affiliate institutions at the opening of the 10th Surveyors’ Week in Takoradi.
The meeting which marked the 46th Annual General Meeting, International Conference and Casle General Meeting of the GIS, was held in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy.
The event was held on the theme: “Raising Standards-Ethics and Professional Standards.
The Vice Chancellor said in order to do things right, surveyors must muster the courage to take firm decisions.
Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, admonished them to adopt best practices without compromising on ethics of their profession, which he said, was a recipe for promoting good governance and sustainable development.
Mr Gyan encouraged surveyors to collaborate with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, and educate them on good practices of land use, in order to flush out quacks from their ranks.