The Former President of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) and Chairman of Construction Chamber, Surveyor Nene Emmanuel Martey, has hinted of a law that will effectively regulate surveying practice and rid the country of quack surveyors will soon be enacted
In an exclusive interview with real estate times Africa Surveyor Martey said, a new bill is currently going through some engagements before laying in Parliament for passage, since the Surveying Council Bill drafted long ago has failed to mature into law.
“We have already drafted a bill long ago, its going through some engagement and all that. It’s not been passed yet so we are trying to review it and then lay it out in parliament for passage. So, the process has started,” he said.
He explained that the importance of these laws is to set up a regulatory regime; which will adequately see to licensing of practicing professionals and also set up sanctioning regime for these professionals when they fall foul of the law. The programmes, professional and academic tutelage, required of one for becoming a professional in that field, are all captured in the regulatory regime. He added.
“All professions are to be regulated by government agency.
“If we do that for the GhIS, nobody will just call himself a surveyor. It’s important that we have a Surveying Council Act to regulate the surveying practice in the country.”
Source: Mohammed Bomanso Issah(Real Estate Times Africa)