A 15-Member Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Ghana, was at the weekend inducted into office to steer the affairs of the group for the next two years.
The CILT, established in 1993 with the objective to promote research towards the development and improvement of logistics and transport, provide professional advice to the industry, government and the community.
The CILT Governing Council has as President, Mark Amoamah; Vice President – Logistics, Mr Andrews Osei Mensah; Vice President – Rail ; Alhaj Saaka Dumba FCILT, Vice President – Road and Mr Nlaliban Wujangi as the Executive Secretary.
The other members were Mr Neil Vorleto, Vice President – Education and Professional Development; Mr Lackson A. Legah, Vice President – Finance; Mr Ephraim Asare CMILT, Vice President – Maritime and Patrick Andoh, Vice President-Logistics.
The rest included Mrs Naa Densua Aryeetey, Executive Member; Dr Ebo Hammond, Immediate Past President; Mrs Lynda Owusu Afriyie ; Ebenezer Adjei Okpoti, Chairman – Accra Section; Mr Ziad Hamoui FCILT, Chairman – Tema Section; Mr Clement Kubakwana, Chairman – Takoradi Section; Mr Samuel Asare Boateng, Chairman – Kumasi Section.
In his inaugural address, Mr Amoamah promised to operate a more decentralised system to seek for views from all stakeholders to promote the logistics and transport industry with its professional expertise.
“I appreciate your backing and support and in putting great confidence in me and my team we will work to excel in the various positions we have been elected to serve in the next two years and assured that with this mandate, along with the help and cooperation of such honest, hardworking and experienced team, we will work tirelessly to uplift the Institute’s progress to a higher level.”
According to him, the institute would extend its professional boundaries of our influence and traverse uncharted territories to ensure the advancement of supply chain, logistics and transport in the country and beyond.
The CILT President who is also the Transport Manager of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), stated that the institute would continue to remain the leading professional body in the supply chain, logistics and transport sectors, and also continue to influence and shape government policies, provide education and training at all levels and in all sectors.
Speaking on the theme: The current challenges of the shipping industry and its impacts on Ghana, the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GHAPOHA), Mr Michael Luguje, said maritime transport was an integral and key component of global supply chain and international trade in merchandise where about 80 per cent of the global trade volumes was by maritime or seaborne transport.
BY NORMAN COOPER