The Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) has appointed Egbert Kwadwo Hohoabu as its new president. Until his appointment, Kwadwo Hohoabu was the Senior Vice President of the institution.
Hohoabu served as the chairman of the quantity surveying division of GhIS as well as being a member of the governing council of the institution for the past 15 years.
The immediate past president of the institution, Edwin Addo-Tawiah advised that, “Key outstanding issues would have to be addressed by the new governing council of the institution, that is, the development of syllabus for the core subjects of each division; land, quantity surveying and valuation and estate surveying divisions.”
Speaking on his new role, Hohoabu announced that, a committee would be setup this year to plan for the 50th Anniversary celebration which would be launched in the latter part of this year.
“As we enter into our 50th year, I wish to acknowledge the work of our early surveyors and founding fathers whose untiring efforts and vision have led to the establishment of this institution,” he added.
In the course of Hohoabu’s career, he developed an indices computation method base used by the building and road research institute for its nation-wide building publication. Currently he is a member of the indices publication committee.
He also has over 20 years of part-time teaching experience in Measurement of construction works at various tertiary institutions.