Mr. Edward A. A. Kwesi




Name:                         Edward A.  A. Kwesi

Nationality:                  Ghanaian

Gender:                      Male

Email:                   /

Telephone:                    +233 (0)362 22032 / +233(0) 243825777






  • MPhil, Mining Engineering     
  • BSc (Hons), Geomatic (Geodetic) Engineering
  • Advanced Level (‘A-Level’) Certificate (Geography, Add Maths, Physics and Chemistry),
  • ‘O-Level’ Certificate (Subjects include English, Biology, Agriculture and Mathematics)


  • University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana (2000-2003)
  • Kwame NkrumahUniversity of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (1994 - 1999)
  • Fijai Secondary School, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana (1991-1993)
  • Nkroful Agricultural Secondary School, Nkroful, Ghana  


  • Member, Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS) (2001 -date )
  • Federation of International Geomaticians (Geodetic Surveyors) (FIG)  (2005 - date)
  • Ghana Institution of Geoscientist (GhIG) (2013-to-date)


Profession:                                     Teaching and Research

Present Employer/Institution:           University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana

Department:                                     Geomatic Engineering

Areas of Interest/Specialization:  SDSS, SMCDA, GIS, Cartography, Survey and Mapping, 

                                                          Land and Waste Management




  • Teaching (Lecturing) (2005-to-date)
  • Faculty Examinations Officer (2008-2010)
  • Departmental Examinations Officer (2006-2008)
  • Departmental Training Officer  (2005-2006
  • Senior Technician (2000 - 2005)
  • National Service Personnel (Teaching) (1999 - 2000)


  • Cartography and GIS
  • Survey Adjustments and Computations (including Least Squares Adjustment)
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Land Surveying


  • Application of  SMCDA, SDSS, GIS, Survey and Mapping  in Land, Agricultural, and Environmental (Waste and Sanitation) Management
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Impacts of Resource Development and Urbanization on Land, Farming, Sanitation and Health in Mining, Oil and Gas Communities (Ghana).
  • Survey, Mapping and Monitoring of Changes in the Coastal Lands of  the Jomoro District, Ghana



  • Impacts of Illegal (‘Galamsey’) Small Scale Mining on Drainage and Sanitation in the Tarkwa Mining Areas (2013-2014)
  • Land Compensation Problems in the Oil and Gas Regions of Ghana (2011-to-date)
  • Application of  GIS in Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Mining Communities of Ghana (2011-to date)
  • Survey and Mapping of Solid Waste Dumps in the Tarkwa and Abosso Townships (2012)
  • Disease Control in the Oil and Gas Regions of Ghana (2012)
  • Land Management Problems in Tarkwa, Ghana (2011)
  • Application of GIS in Farm Compensation in Mining (2010)
  • Application of  GIS in the Control and Prevention of Malaria (2010)
  • Application of GIS in Environmental Management– Mine Waste Management (2000 –2003
  • Location of Waste Dumps, Using GIS (1998 –1999)


  • Kwesi, E. A. A. and Asabre R. K. (2009)"Application of GIS in Solving the Site Sellection Problems of Mine Waste Management", Journal of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (TGS), Vol 2, pp 5-10
  • Kwesi, E. A. A. , S., Mantey and M. S. Aduah, (2011),  “Land Compensation in the Oil and Gas regions of Ghana-Challenges Involved and the Role of the Surveyor”, The Ghana Surveyor, Special Land Survey Division Seminar, 2011 edition,  pp. 9 – 16
  • Aduah, M. S., Mantey, S. and Kwesi, E. A. A. (2011), “Remote sensing and GIS in Modeling Actual Evapotranspiration: A case study using the Triangle Method in Tarkwa, South West Ghana”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 62, 2, pp. 257-266.


  • Kwesi, E. A. A., Annan J. K., and Aduah, M. S.(2012) 'Disease Control and Prevention in the Oil and Gas Regions of Ghana - The Role of the Oil and Gas Companies and the Land Surveyor',  2012 Annual Land Survey Seminar, “Land Surveying Issues and Challenges In Ghana; Get it Right! Use the Professional Land Surveyor!!”, Gimpa, Accra, Ghana, August 21-23, 2012.
  • Annan, J. K. and Kwesi, E. A. A. (2012), “Feasibility Analysis of  a Newly Created One-Way Traffic at Market Circle, Tarkwa”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 12, pp. 1 - 4.
  • Aduah, M. S, Kwesi, E. A. A.,……(2012), 'Mapping Flood Plain Elevations with Omnistar Kinematic DGPS in Kafue Flats, Zambia',  2012 Annual Land Survey Seminar, “Land Surveying Issues and Challenges In Ghana; Get it Right! Use the Professional Land Surveyor!!”, Gimpa, Accra, Ghana, August 21-23, 2012.
  • Tagoe, N. D., Mantey, S., Adjei, S., Aduah, M. S. and Kwesi, E. A. A. (2012), 'The Role of the Land Surveyor in Land Acquisition and Compensation--A Case Study of the Tarkwa Mining Communities, Ghana' FIG Working Week 2012, Knowing to Manage the Territory, Protect the Environment, Evaluate the Cultural Heritage, Rome, Italy, 6-10 May, 2012.
  • Kwesi, E. A. A., OBENG, P. and PRAH, B. E.  (2000), "Application of GIS in Locating Waste Dumps", Seminar by Ghana Institution of Surveyors,  Accra, 30th – 31st July, 1999. 


    • Workshop on the Implimentation of the UTM-GRID in Ghana and the Challenges Envisaged,  2-3 August,  2009, at Hotel Sisneros, Sogakope, Ghana. (orgaised by the Ghana Land Administration Project (LAP)
    • Workshop on Developing National Standards for Land Surveying and Mapping in Ghana, 5th-7th August,  2009, at Hotel Sisneros, Sogakope, Ghana. (orgaised by the Ghana Land Administration Project (LAP
    • Regular Participant  at the National Conferences and Seminars of  the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (1999-2012)
    • Survey consultancy in settling community dispute between two stools in the western region of Ghana over boundary, land ownership and the sharing of royalties paid by mining companies working on the land  (April-Nov. 2002)
    • Facilitator (Resource Person) for a  GIS–based Mine Safety and Environmental Management Course for Ghana Mines Inspectors in September 2000 at KNUST School of Mines Campus, Tarkwa. (Created the GIS Database for the Course and took participants through the practicals)

      • Workshop on the Functions of the Survey and Mapping Division of the Lands Commission in the Lands Commission ACT 767,  4th August,  2009, at Hotel Sisneros, Sogakope, Ghana. (organised by the Ghana Land Administration Project (LAP)
      • Land Surveying, Mapping, Registration and Compensation Services,  Ghana (2000 - date)
      • Two-day National Forum to share knowledge and the concerns about effective ways of protecting the environment and resolving conflicts between Mining Companies  and their Host Communities at Tarkwa in February 25- 26, 2002. (Organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the EPA of Ghana)
      • Workshop/Seminar on the 'Aggregation/Reconciliation of Mining Benefits in Ghana' by Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI) at UMaT, Tarkwa, on 11th May, 2012.
      • Workshop on the 'Formulation of a National Geodetic Infrastructure Modernization Strategy' to be Used by Ghana’s Survey and Mapping Division to Prepare Budget Estimates, Funding Proposals and Technical Specifications for the Establishment of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Station) Network with Real Time Positioning Services in Ghana;  Organised by SMD, Lands Commission and MiDA at Takoradi in November 2011. (Walter Volkmann, was the Geodetic Survey Advisor/Consultant and Presenter)
      • Participated in the public hearing on the environmental impact assessment of the activities Satellite Goldfields Limited (SGL) in the Wassa   District at Kobekrom  in March 2001(Organized by the  EPA)
      • Three-day Orientation Programme on University Examination at UMaT from 15th-17th August, 2007, at the Library Conference Room of UMaT    
      • Workshop on UMaT Grading Scheme, Organised by the Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Unit  of UMaT on 4th December, 2008, at UMaT.