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Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Graduates Staff from UNCTAD Train for Trade Program

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The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has continued its commitment to developing its staff to keep up with the ever-evolving world of international trade. GPHA invests in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Train for Trade Program to equip future management staff with the skills necessary to understand emerging challenges in the industry and how to find sustainable solutions to them.

Recently, sixteen GPHA staff who participated in the training program became the first within the English-speaking network to graduate from the fifth cycle of the program. The UNCTAD Chief in charge of the Human Resources Development Branch Division on Technology and Logistics, Mark Assaf, urged the graduates to apply the knowledge acquired to help their organization excel amid the radical changes ongoing in the industry.

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The Director General of the Authority, Michael Luguje, expressed that GPHA is always delighted to associate with the UNCTAD program due to the significant benefits it has presented over the years. He revealed that the program’s rich content and practical nature have made GPHA appreciate the program’s value, and it is not just theory but seeing it in actual practice.

For the most part, the graduates acknowledged that the various modules brought them closer to understanding contemporary challenges within the sector and how to effectively overcome them in their fields of work. GPHA’s strides with the UNCTAD program have earned the admiration of other countries who intend to emulate it at their ports.

The Learning and Development Manager at GPHA, Solomon Sackitey, reiterated the benefits of the UNCTAD program, and how it has equipped GPHA staff to deal with challenges in the industry. He stated that the program has been pivotal in developing GPHA’s workforce, and other ports in the sub-region, Africa, and the world have come to appreciate its value.

In conclusion, the UNCTAD Train for Trade Program is an excellent initiative that has helped GPHA to develop its workforce and prepare them for the emerging challenges in the industry. GPHA’s continued investment in staff development has enabled it to remain competitive in the fiercely competitive international trade market.

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