SIGA, Library Authority to intensify supply chain governance awareness among SOEs


SIGA and the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) have teamed up to promote supply chain management and governance awareness among state-owned firms and agencies, SIGA recently revealed after a meeting of chairpersons.

While donating 600 copies of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) certified supply chain management compendium, Hayford Siaw, CEO of the Ghana Library Authority said: “Our long-term socio-economic development depends on supply chain governance. It is for this reason that GhLA with support and sponsorship from PanAvest International and the National lottery Authority (NLA) is intensifying its efforts to create awareness on the unquestionable importance of the subject matter to our economic developmental agenda”.

The book is the world’s first all-inclusive and comprehensive compendium on supply and value chain management and governance: a tried-and-true strategic tool that is becoming increasingly related to regional, national, sectoral and organisational growth and development.

Professor Douglas Boateng’s book, which was initially published and issued in 2014, remains the only known all-encompassing reference guide on industrialisation, value chain development, and governance for policymakers, business leaders, engineers, academics, students and others.

After receiving the books, Minister for Public Enterprises Joseph Cudjoe reemphasised the importance of adapting supply chain management ideas to effectively deconstruct the public sector’s functional and organisational bottlenecks. “We can only minimise waste, improve productivity, create much needed jobs for the youth through supply chain thinking,” the minister reiterated.

In his closing remarks, Ambassador Edward Boateng urged chairpersons to encourage their respective executives to adopt supply chain thinking so that SOEs can sustainably contribute at least 30 percent to the nation’s GDP.
Ambassador Boateng posited that: “It is an accepted fact that our long-term industrialisation agenda and ability to achieve the UNSDGS are inextricably linked to supply chain management”.

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