Chartered Institute of Logistics launches women’s wing

The tremendous roles women play in the supply chain, logistics and transport industry in Ghana cannot be overlooked.

Their contribution is equally as important and necessary as that of their male counterparts. 

For this reason, the women’s wing of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Ghana, has been launched in Accra, with the mission to encourage the participation of women in the logistics and transport profession and to support their career development.

Launched by the CILT International Ambassador, Chief Teete Owusu-Nortey,  WiLAT Ghana has Mrs Doreen Owusu-Fianko, the only female fellow of the institute in Ghana and immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Airports Company, as its President 

Other executive members are Ms Bettina Afi Hewlett, Vice Chairperson; Mrs Patience Abladey-Dortey, Secretary; Ms Mabel Kabutey, Organising Secretary; and Ms Michelle Adubofour, Treasurer.

Ms Owusu Fianko is expected to bring on board her over 35 years’ experience in both the transport and tourism industry to impact on the lives of women who are into the logistics and transport profession.

Speaking at the launch, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission, Mrs May Obiri-Yeboah, entreated women in the industry to embrace the opportunity WiLAT was providing to support their career development.  

She emphasised the need for women to disabuse the mind of the public that the logistics and transportation profession was a no-go area for them.

“The time is now ripe for you to show your capabilities in supporting your male counterparts in the industry,” Mrs Obiri-Yeboah added.

She was optimistic that the programmes to be undertaken by WiLAT Ghana would go a long way to provide role models for young women in the Ghanaian society to emulate. 

The Head of Religious Broadcasts, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Ms Helena Opoku Sarkodie, charged the new executive to make an impact and difference in pursuing the ultimate goal of WiLAT Ghana.

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