Ghana is considering establishing modalities to compel shipping companies to introduce a training regime which ensures that their local staff gain professional qualifications in shipping.
“Maintenance of professional standards in the maritime industry has been one of the hallmarks of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
(ICS), over the 100 years of its existence.
Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport stated in Accra, this essential ingredient is often times not exhibited as is expected, therefore Ghana is considering a policy to inject professionalism into the industry.
Attivor was speaking at the fifth anniversary of the West Africa branch
of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) on the general theme: “Promoting Professionalism in the Shipping Industry – the role of the ICS”.
In attendance at the event were the International Chairman for ICS, Richard Brook-Hart; Dr. Kofi Mbiah, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers' Authority; Mr. Jacob Adorkor, the Director of the Port of Tema
; and Mr. Emmanuel Martey, the former Deputy CEO of Ghana Shippers’ Authority, who chaired the function.
Others were members and fellows of the West Africa Branch of ICS, Chief Executives and Managing Directors of Maritime Organizations, the National Presidents of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).