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Kwame Tenadu Snr Elected 1st African Veep Of International Federation of Surveyors After 143 Years


The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) has after 143 years of its establishment has finally elected Kwame Tenadu Snr as its first African Vice President.


Kwame Tenadu Snr, the President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana, LiSAG run for the Vice President position in 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 the President of FIG, Rudolf Staiger, said: “Mr. Kwame Tenadu is the first African Vice President to be elected into Council of the International Federation of Surveyors –FIG in 143 years.”


The outgoing Vice President, Orhan Ecan, 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.’’




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 of 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 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.


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