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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT Ghana) and the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority have renewed their pledge to strengthen the partnership that exists between both organizations when a team led by Mark Amoamah, the Vice President, Finance, and President elect, CILT Ghana (3rd from the left) paid a courtesy call on the Director General, Michael Luguje (3rd from the right) and the Management of the Authority to officially present the CILT Corporate Membership Certificate to GPHA in Tema.

In his remarks, Mr. Amoamah expressed the Institute’s appreciation of GPHA’s support and commended the Director General and his team for the effort made in making our ports the preferred port of call in the sub region amidst covid-19. He indicated the professionalism showed at the port among others over the years has paved the way for the relationship between the CILT and GPHA. He went on to thank them for GPHA’s acceptance to join CILT as a corporate member in the Gold Category.

The Executive Secretary of the Institute, Mr. Lackson Legah (2nd from the left) further commended the Management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority for recognition given to CILT members who are also staff of the Authority and the support given them in fulfilling their obligations. He also commended the GPHA for re-introducing the shift system for the Port Operators and expressed the CILT’s s support for the initiative and hoped that it works this time round.

On his part, the Director General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mr. Michael Luguje, said that such strategic partnerships are key to ensure growth and professionalism in the maritime sector. He urged CILT to do more in respect of policy directives for the sector since the voices of professional bodies have much impact on the society than those who are perceived to be political. Such a call, he said, must pave the way for collaborative research. Another area for CILT to look into is the stevedoring regime at the port and believes that the Institute could proffer best practices which will inure to the benefits of all the relevant players.

The General Manager, Administration, Alec Oppong (2nd from the right) called on CILT to deepen the campaign for the younger ones to take over the management of the Authority which current has an aging management personnel. He encouraged CILT membership who are also staff of GPHA to exhibit professionalism in their work and output. He was also of the view that GPHA could fall on CILT for talent acquisition.

Also present from GPHA were Mrs. Esther Gyebi-Donkor, General Manager Marketing and Corporate Affairs (4th from the right) and Mr. George Ohene Bredu, General Manager Special Duties & Technical Assistant to the Director General (extreme right). Other members of the CILT team present at the meeting were Mr. Neil Vorleto, Vice President – Education & Professional Development (extreme left), Mrs. Pauline Fleming Adjei, WiLAT & CILT Tema Section Organizer (4th from the left) and Mr. Frank Osei, Administrative Officer.

Mrs. Gyebi Donkor was of the view that GPHA has some benefits to gain from the corporate membership and urged CILT to ensure that this partnership is mutually beneficial.

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