The Transport Forum (TTF) Ghana has been launched in Accra on Wednesday as part of efforts to sanitise the transport and logistics industry.
The forum with support from various industry players including the Ghana Maritime Authority ( GMA) Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana and the Automobile Dealers Union ( ADUG) would focus on making logistics and supply chain in Ghana effective and affordable.
Speaking at the launch, the President for TTF, Mr. John Agyemany said the country was losing millions of Ghana cedis every year due to leakages and inefficiencies within the logistics and transport industry.
He said, some of the practices within Ghana’s logistics and supply chain industry did not reflect best international practices and must be addressed through the forum.
Some practices of shipping companies, he said were inappropriate and unprofessional, causing undue financial burden on the Ghanaian importer.
He also called on the government to revive the old Black Star Line to facilitate the transportation of goods within Africa and beyond as was done between 1919- 1922.
The Chairman for the occasion, Dr.Samuel Atimpo said the COVID- 19 pandemic had impacted largely on the supply chain, transport and logistics value chain.
He called on stakeholders to come together, dialogue and find measures to revamp the sector to contribute to the economic growth of the country.
We needed to rethink into the sector with regards to faster and cheaper services. There should be a shift in our approach professionally to deal with the challenges affecting the sector…….Story by Bugbila Moadow.