Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA), Michael Luguje has advised members of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to focus on two main areas including playing a leading role in policymaking as well as promoting professionalism if they want to maintain relevance in global supply chain initiatives.
He called on the institute to “initiate appropriate programmes and action plans to reposition CILT, revamp its operations as the professional body that it is and to also make its voice on national logistics issues louder as well as its visibility in the professional space more captivating.”
Mr. Luguje was speaking at the Investiture of the 7th Governing Council of CILT under the theme ‘the Current Challenges of the Shipping Industry and Its Impact on Ghana’, which came off at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra.
He said shipping is a backbone of global trade, adding that shipping will be at the forefront of the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a key enabler of international trade and a key component of the global supply chain, shipping will provide critical leverage as countries implement economic stimulus programs as part of the recovery effort.”
CILT in AfCFTA
On his part, newly sworn-in national president of CILT Ghana, Mark Amoamah, expressed profound gratitude for the support received from members on his newly attained position. He promised to build upon the excellent performance of his predecessors by ensuring that the vision and mission of CILT is achieved.
Meanwhile, he urged members of the institute to take advantage of the African Free Continental Trade Area (AFCFTA) by competing beyond the local trade sector. He added that the institute will collaborate with other sister organizations to ensure they come up as an advocacy group that will help facilitate processes in supply chain.
The 7TH Governing Council of CILT Ghana
The newly sworn-in executives of the 7th Governing Council are Mark Amoamah, President; Neil Vorleto, Vice President, Education; Lackson A Legah, Vice President, Finance; Alhaji Saaka Dumba, Vice President, Road; Patrick Andor, Vice President, Logistics; Ephraim Asare, Vice President, Maritime; Nlaliban Wujangi, Vice President, Rail; Executive Secretary, Andrews Owusu Mensah; and Naa Sensual Aryeetey, Executive Member.