The President elect of the Chattered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-Ghana), Ghana Mr. Ebo Hammond has called on Ghana’s Electoral Commission to apply all the good principles of effective and efficient critical logistics, supply chain and transport management to help ensure a credible election come December 7 when Ghana goes to the poll.
He noted that all electoral materials are critical logistics that must be handled with speed of delivery, agility, security and integrity as all critical logistics are expected to be handled.
This was contained in his acceptance speech at an extraordinary general meeting to elect new executives to steer the affairs of the institute.
Mr. Ebo Hammond, a chartered fellow of the Institute, a Deputy Director of Health and an adjunct lecturer of Logistic and Transport at Ghana Institute of Marketing and Public Administration (GIMPA) among others, will be in charge of the Institute with his fifteen member governing council for the next two years.
He called on all stakeholders tasked with the electoral process to put in place adequate measures to forestall all challenges that might arise from security of electoral logistics during storage and transportation, ineffective last minute distribution of materials, stealing of materials among others.
Ebo Hammond pledged to move the CILT forward by creating a new strategic path with a strong commitment to implementing plans and programs that will leapfrog the institute into a viable and desirable future. The institute among others will also undertake research and policy analysis into social and economic projects and policies of the nation, he said.
Mr Cletus Kuzagbe, the immediate past president noted that the CILT-Ghana has come a long way and is now ready to take the center stage in providing strategic advice on transport and logistics needs of the nation.
He said Ghana has the second largest number of accredited training centers in the 25 member worldwide organization, with Nigeria in the lead.
He urged the new council to formulate appropriate strategies and workable solutions to the numerous logistical and transport challenges facing our cities.
The outgoing president Rev. Godwin Mensah challenged the incoming council to uphold the high standard of the institute and even do better in terms of membership drive and accreditation of new training providers.
He urged Ghanaians to be tolerant and observe all electoral rules and directives as the nation prepares for its general election.
The other team members are, Mr. Lackson Legah Executive Secretary; Mr. Neil Vorleto Vice President – Finance ; Mr. Mark A. Amoamah ,Vice President – Education & Professional Development (Incumbent), Mr. Kumi Adjei-Sam Vice President – Maritime , Mr. Samuel Etsibah Vice President – Logistics Mr. David Kwasi Gray , Vice President – Air, Dr. Godfred Akyea-Darkwa ,Vice President – Road and Mr. Ephraim Asare Executive Member.