Embrace technological advancement -CILT President urged members


Ing. Mark Amoamah, President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, (CILT) has urged stakeholders in the Transportation and Logistic industry to embrace technological advancements to streamline processes, improve efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.

“Transport and logistic play an indispensable role in supporting economic growth and facilitating trade. In the face of increasing complexities, we must embrace technological advancement, which is the surest way to go” he echoed.

Ing. Amoamah was speaking at and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CILT at Takoradi on the theme “Innovation and Sustainable Supply Chain and Transport Management: The Role of Technology and Legal Frameworks”.

Ing. Amoamah said “as we navigate the challenges posed by globalization and climate change, it is crucial that we harness the power of innovation to foster sustainable practices”.

He urged corporate entities to help transition to a low-carbon future in supply chain and transport by encouraging the need to complement investments in new technologies with workforce training and capacity building, to ensure that people are able to adapt and keep up with new ways of working.

However, he noted that technology alone is not enough. “We must ensure that in our quest to produce and distribute goods or services, we must adhere to ethical principles, social responsibility and the prevailing legal frameworks throughout the supply chain process”.

“By complying with regulations, we can maintain safety standards, protect the environment and cultivate a culture of transparency and accountability. This involves responsible sourcing of raw materials, ensuring fair labour practices, promoting environmental sustainability, and maintaining transparency in business operations” he added.

Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Western Regional Minister underscored the indispensable role of technology and the legal framework in achieving innovation and sustainability.

“In this era of rapid technological advancement, we witness an unprecedented transformation across industries. The infusion of technology into our supply chains and transport systems has been nothing short of revolutionary. From automation and artificial intelligence to blockchain and data analytics. These advancements have redefined efficiency, transparency, and sustainability in our operations”, he said.

In order to make the logistics and transport industry competitive on the global stage, he said government is already working assiduously to foster an environment where innovation is nurtured, sustainability is championed and legal compliance is second nature.

He added that “government has been investing in the improvement of transport infrastructure, including roads, ports, and airports, to facilitate smoother movement of goods and people”.


Mr. Michael Luguje, FCILT, Director General of GPHA said innovation is key and commended government for introducing Integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS) which has been efficient in the industry.

He called for information flow to help in trading activities; “we need    legislation to govern us as we move on”.

Chief Teete Owusu-Nortey, CILT President Elect, called on members to promote professional excellence; “Let us build partnership and let’s work together. I need your support in diverse ways as professionals, help me to succeed”.

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