Ajanlekoko elected CASLE President
AN independent professional group in Commonwealth countries known as Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) has elected a past President of Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and past President, Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors, Mr. Joseph Segun Ajanlekoko as its new president for the next three years.
CASLE currently comprises over 40 societies in 32 countries; it has approved associate members and correspondents, some of whom are in 19 other countries. The professional societies represented cover the disciplines of surveying and mapping, land economy, and quantity surveying and cost-control.
Ajanlekoko was also CASLE’s President, African region before he was elected at the recently concluded CASLE/Ghana Institution of Surveyors conference held early in the month in Takoradi, Ghana. Others new officers that emerged include Regional Presidents, James Dadson (Africa), Dato Lau Wai Seang (Asia), Dr. Charisse Griffith (Atlantic, Brian Waldy (Europe) and Buddley Ronnie (Pacific).
Vice Presidents are Bern Omo Akhigbe (West Africa), Dr. Gordon Wayumba (East Africa), Mathew Nguluba (Southern Africa), Prof. Chitra Weddikkara (Asia), Walter Anstey Scott (Atlantic) and Mike Mcdermott). Mrs. Susan Spedding is the Secretary General while Tony Westcott is the Treasurer.
Surveying and land economy is professional grouping that contains three broad fields of activity; surveying and mapping, land economy, and quantity surveying. All three are increasingly recognised as having an important part to play in the development of every Commonwealth country, and are well positioned to make significant contributions to the effective development and economic management of resources.
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