Feb 24, 2014:
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) have today (20 February 2014) reaffirmed their commitment to the enforcement of global property standards at GhIS’ ninth annual Surveyors’ Week in Accra.
At the event in the Ghanaian capital, Dr Louise Brooke-Smith, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS President-elect, signed a certificate reaffirming both institutions’ commitment to last November’s (2013) memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Under last year’s MoU, both organisations agree to work together to promote the need for international standards in property, as well as issuing guidance as to how these can be used and of benefit to local markets.
Members of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) may be eligible to join RICS, through meeting RICS’s criteria for direct entry. In recognition of the historic union between the two organisations, the normal once-off joining fee will not apply to GhIS members registering for RICS membership before 31 July 2014. Further details at: www.rics.org/ghis
RICS President-elect presents Africa Strategy During the conference Brooke-Smith appeared alongside RICS’ Honorary Secretary Rob Mahoney, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, to talk about the RICS Africa Strategy in partnership with the GhIS.
Said Dr Louise Brooke-Smith, RICS President-elect: "It is an honour to be addressing the delegates here in Accra, and to demonstrate our combined commitment to enforcing property standards across the world, in the public interest. The GhIS is a fine institution and to be working collaboratively in this way is excellent news.”
For further information contact Craig Hudson, RICS Business Development Manager for Africa on Cell : +27 83 632 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.