The Licenced Surveyors Association of Ghana (LISAG) and the Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS) have honoured Mr Emmanuel Kwadzoga Ziwa, a former Official Surveyor, for his immense contribution towards improving the survey profession in the country.
Mr Ziwu, a member of the LISAG and the GhIS, has been involved in numerous landmark projects, including playing a lead role in the Ghana-Togo Boundary Demarcation Survey.
In a citation read on behalf of LISAG at a thanksgiving service and party held to celebrate his 100th birthday, in Accra, Madam Florence Lamptey, Secretary of the Association, said Mr Ziwu’s contribution to the Association and survey in Ghana could not be overemphasized.
“We celebrate your illustrious career as a Surveyor over the last 72years when you first joined the then Survey Department on 3rd June, 1950,” she said.
The Secretary said during Mr Ziwu’s time as an Official Surveyor, he exhibited great diligence in the execution of landmark projects.
These include the Topographic Survey for the design and construction of the Akosombo Hydro Electric and Vea Irrigation Dam Projects, Ghana-Togo Boundary Demarcation Survey, Topographic Survey for the land acquisition survey for Groundnut Scheme at Damongo and the demographic mapping for the first Census in Ghana.
She also noted that LISAG had benefited immensely from his stewardship, guidance and counselling, even as a retiree of the public service.
“Your unparalleled qualities exhibited in executing tasks saw you rise to the rank of a Senior Chief Cartographer having mentored and motivated young Surveyors passionately by your excelling career,” she said.
“Upon your retirement from public service, you contributed immensely to the groundbreaking work in the establishment of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LISAG) of which you readily provided services without hesitation when called upon,” she emphasised.
Mr Bright Ziwu, a son of the celebrant, who read a memoir of Mr Ziwu, described him as a selfless man who had the interest of his entire family as well as friends, and colleagues at heart.
“Mr E. K. Ziwu is a generous man who does not only think about his nuclear family alone but the entire Ziwu family. He is the pivot around, which the entire Ziwu and allied families revolve,” he said.
Mr Emmanuel Kwadjo Ziwu was born on May 22, 1922 at Tavie in Bagadry local government area of Lagos, Nigeria.
He was born to Mr John Kwame Ziwu (father) and Madam Meblefe Kudze, both from Woe in the Keta District of the Volta Region.
Mr E. K. Ziwu is married with 16 children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is an astute member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana.