The Vice President Jessica Alupo has in a statement read on her behalf by the Minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Judith Nabakooba called upon surveyors in Uganda to uphold ethics and integrity in their profession .
“Given the current numerous inconsistencies related to land issues, public trust is put on line when you fail to live up to high ethical values and integrity,” Alupo said at the Pre-AGM 2020 conference for surveyors held at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.
“I wish to encourage you to live by your vision of becoming the center of advancement in Land Built Environment Management and act as a prime mover of Sustainable Development in the region”.
Alupo said the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, will give surveyors full support to technically develop their profession. “On your part we expect you to depict professionalism in practice, it is by your works that the public will respect you,” she added.
“I strongly believe, therefore, that you have been doing a good job in your respective sub-departments that include land surveying, quantity surveying, valuation surveying, and hydrological surveying,.
“I strongly believe that specific knowledge on issues within your industry will go a long way in empowering you to perform better. The Institution of surveyors in Uganda (ISU) should take particular interest in the ongoing training and skilling of its members so that they remain competitive in the Uganda market and internationally, ” she said.