Government has announced the reopening of the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping (GSSM). The school was recently closed down following recent clashes over the acquisition of its land.
Speaking at the inauguration of the governing board of the school, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, said the reopening is in line with government’s drive to get enough human resource to execute land title registration processes.
Tensions at the school escalated when students clashed with land guards on the school’s premises in protest against the sale of their school land by the Lands Commission on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
MP backs sale of school land for shopping mall
In December 2016, a Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands and Forestry, Albert Abongo, condemned a demonstration by students of the Ghana School of Surveying and Mapping over what they say claim is an illegal sale of their land to a private developer.
Allegations are that the land has been sold to some foreign investors to build a shopping mall but the students argue that the Lands Commission failed to consult them before taking the decision.
Board of Governors
Alhaji Sulemana Mahama – Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Jones Ofori-Boadu – Lands Commission
Edwin Addo-Tawiah – Survey and Mapping Division of Lands Commission
Fredrick Bediaoko Mensah – The Principal, GSSM
Dr. Isaac Dadzie – Geomatic Engineering Dept. KNUST
Mark Brookman Amissah – Ghana Institution of Surveyors
Bright Joseph Nsiah – GSSM, SRC