The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM) has held an induction ceremony for 96 members as part of efforts to develop and grow the supply chain industry in Ghana. The ceremony, which coincided with the World Supply Chain Week, recognized the efforts of these individuals for their continuous support to the industry. The institute called on Ghana to prioritize the supply chain industry due to its significant contribution to national development.
Professor Kofi Osei Frimpong, a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management, spoke at the ceremony and emphasized the importance of understanding the supply chain industry. He noted that Ghana’s inability to understand the supply chain had led to the borrowing of huge sums of money from the International Monetary Fund. Professor Frimpong also pointed out that the importation of goods to the country had caused more harm than good and encouraged more exports to yield profits for Ghana.
To see the growth of the supply chain industry, Mr. Awuku Sam, Vice President of CISCM, congratulated all 96 inducted members of the institute and urged them to give their best. He appreciated the commitment of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management in contributing to the growth of Ghana’s economy. Notable names among the inductees included Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong, Eastern Regional Minister, Professor De-Graft Owusu-Manu, and Professor Aaron Lawson.
The weeklong celebration of the World Supply Chain Week saw engagements with Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company Limited, Tullow Ghana, and other companies. The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management has been making strides in promoting the growth of the supply chain industry in Ghana, and this induction ceremony is a step towards recognizing the importance of the industry.
For the most part, the ceremony highlights the need for Ghana to understand and prioritize the supply chain industry. The inducted members are expected to broaden their scope in the industry and contribute to the growth of the economy. The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management’s commitment to the industry is commendable and will hopefully lead to a significant increase in exports and growth of the supply chain industry in Ghana.