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Mr Samuel Ato Kwamina Hayford

Programme Coordinator: Property Studies Section

Phone : +264 61 207 2333
Email :
Office Location : Land Management Building, Room 22


MSc. Geoinformation Management (ITC), Enschede – The Netherlands.
BSc. Land Economy (KNUST), Kumasi – Ghana


Samuel Hayford holds Bachelor of Science in Land Economy and Master of Science in Geoinformation Management respectively from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi – Ghana and International Institute of Aerospace Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede – The Netherlands. He joined the then Department of Land Management (now Department of Land and Spatial Sciences) in October 2004 as a lecturer. He has served in the capacity of Section Head for the Property Studies programmes from 2011 till date.


Professional Affiliations

  • Final Year Probationer of the General Practice Division of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (GhIS)


Research focus Areas

  • Land Taxation
  • Housing


Courses Currently Teaching


  • Property Development and Marketing
  • Land Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Building Construction and Services
  • Property Management
  • Land Taxation
  • Land Markets and Valuation
  • Coordinator of Professional Bachelors Mini thesis


Community Development Activities

  • Development of Unit Standards for the Namibia Estate Agent Board: Technical Working Group (TWG) of Namibia Training Authority (NTA)
  • Ministry of Lands and Resettlement, UNDP and GTZ Study on “Land Taxation: learning from the experience of Namibia in Namibia” with the objective of assessing the impact of Land Taxation on Land Reform and document the lessons learned from Namibia for dissemination to SADC regions. (Team member)


International Conferences Attended/participated

  • The Africa Real Estate Society (AfRES) in Namibia in 2011
  • International Conference on Sustainable Human Settlements for Economic and Social Development organised by School of Built Environment, The Copperbelt University in Zambia, Africa Real Estate Society (AfRES) and Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) in Livingstone, Zambia.
  • International Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE) and 30th Annual Conference and Seminar of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors – March 1999 in Accra, Ghana.

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