After 33 years of dedicated and committed service to the Lands Commission, Surveyor, Stephen Oduro Kwarteng on May 17, 2023 officially bowed out amid cheers, hugs and varied expressions of love and appreciations from his now ex-colleagues and superiors.

On the fateful Wednesday, staff of the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission who turned up for work draped in all-white apparel massed up at the forecourt of the office to celebrate one of their own

and eulogize him for his imperious contribution to the shaping of Ghana’s Land administration system.

The short ceremony was presided by the Chairman of the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission; Nana Nsuase Opoku Agyeman II, Domeabrahene Nana Baafour spoke glowingly of Surv. Stephen Oduro, stressing on his dedication, hard work and commitment.

Describe him “meticulous and innovative’ who most often than not proffered great knowledge and appreciation of all facets of land administration in the country, Nana Nsuase Opoku Agyemang relayed the well-wishes of the commission to him and urged the staff to emulate his worthy virtues.

Madam Adwoa Prempeh, the Deputy Head of PVLMD (Ashanti Region) demonstrated his oratory prowess in the articulate and eloquent delivery of the profile of Surv. Elder Stephen Oduro which traversed his early childhood days to the day when retirement arrived.

During the speech, it came to light that, Surv. Oduro Kwarteng is the only Land Administration Officer to have held substantive Regional headship positions in both Public and Vested Lands Management Division (PVLMD) And Land Valuation Division (LVD) in different Regions.

In what would be his last speech as a staff of the commission, an emotional Surv. Oduro Kwarteng expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the management and staff for the constant support he enjoyed in his more three-decade journey.

He was also very grateful for the send-off ceremony and entreated the staff of the Ashanti Region to be diligent in their work and continue to live in peace as one family.

The ceremony also saw the official and warm introduction of the Incoming Regional Lands Officer Surv. Peter Osei-Owusu who has now been handed the task of continuing the good works of the outgoing RLO.

There were presentations of Citations and gifts from the staff of the Lands Commission and some family and friends.



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