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Executives of CILT Ghana pay a courtesy call on the new Chief Executive of Ghana Shippers Authority

The Executives from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Ghana led by its President Engr. Mark Amoamah, FCILT paid a courtesy call on the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Mr. Kwesi Baffour Sarpong to discuss areas of collaboration and partnership.

During the meeting, both parties explored opportunities to work together on initiatives related to raising industry standard, capacity building, training, and other industry-related activities aimed at enhancing the logistics and transport sector in Ghana.

The President of CILT Ghana expressed the Institute’s eagerness to collaborate with the Ghana Shippers Authority to support the development of the logistics and transport industry in the country. He highlighted some key areas of importance in building strategic partnerships to drive growth and innovation within the sector.

From left to right: Engr. Mark Amoamah, FCILT and Mr. Kwesi Baffour Sarpong

On his part, the new Chief Executive Officer of GSA welcomed the initiatives and emphasized the significance of forging strong partnerships with industry stakeholders to address the challenges such input costs, challenges at the borders etc facing the shipping and logistics sector. ‘’Any time cargo is not moving, it means that Ghana Shippers Authority is not doing its job and someone is incurring a cost’’, he stated.

He informed the CILT team that the Ghana Shippers’ Authority Act (NRCD 254), 1974 is undergoing some amendments and CILT Ghana’s inputs would be sorted to ensure that the Act is inclusive of all stakeholders.

He commended CILT Ghana for their willingness to collaborate and their commitment to promoting professionalism and best practices within the industry.

Both parties agreed to explore various areas of cooperation, including capacity building programs for staff of the authority, training opportunities for industry professionals, and knowledge-sharing initiatives. They also discussed the possibility of organizing joint research, joint advocacy to sensitize CILT members and the general public, and form working group on areas to focus on for this year to kick the ground rolling for the betterment of the shipping and logistics sector in Ghana.

Overall, the courtesy call between the executives of CILT Ghana and the new Chief Executive of the Ghana Shippers Authority marked a new beginning of a promising partnership aimed at driving growth, innovation, and excellence within the logistics and transport industry in Ghana.

Other members of the CILT team include Mr. Patrick Andoh FCILT, Executive Secretary; Mr. Ephraim Asare FCILT, Vice President – Logistics and Mr. Frank Osei CMILT, Administrative Manager.