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21.12.2017 Business & Finance

GLOTA Awards Unveiled

By Daily Guide
 Don Obilor
LISTEN DEC 21, 2017
Don Obilor

The Ghana Logistics and Transport Awards (GLOTA), an awards scheme conceptualized to reward excellence and outstanding achievements in the transport and logistics sector, has been launched recently.

The award event is being organized by Drive 5 Ghana Limited, a PR and Events firm in conjunction with Adams 360 and Eves Media, and with support from the Ministry of Transport, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF).

It is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Throwing light on the awards, Don Obilor, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the awards, stated “the awards, besides promoting excellence in the sector, also seeks to promote and attract private investments into Ghana's transport and logistics sector, a move which ties in with government's efforts to effectively tap into the vast resources available to the private sector towards the nation's economic development.

“Our duty as enablers of development is to create a system to reward and by so doing encourage more private participation in the various sectors of the nation's development, especially the transport and logistics sector which draws a huge chunk of government's resources,” he added.

In the meantime, a board of trustees, headed by Emma Ocran, an astute legal practitioner and Director of Legal Affairs of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), has been set up to provide direction and advice to the organizing committee.

Other members of the board include Kwabena Agyekum, President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIMG) and Senah Vuley, General Manager of DDP.

The maiden awards event is billed for the first quarter of 2018.

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