Nlaliban Wujangi, a certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, has become a Chattered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Ghana.

He was inducted into the Institute as a chartered member at a colorful ceremony organized by the CILT to induct its 5th Governing Council into office.

Nlaliban Wujangi, before joining the CILT, has held several responsible positions and had working experience in the Logistics and Procurement sector, led in the implementation of Global Management Contracts in nine markets and has been a member and Secretary and Convener of the Young Professionals Group of the CILT Ghana.

He was a Ground Operations Supervisor at DHL-Ghana Limited, is a Consultant at Assured Reliability Technologies Ghana Limited, Regional Strategic Buyer, Services and Indirect Materials at Nestle Central and West Africa Limited from 2008 to 2011, and the Business Manager for Lainer Services Limited from 2011 to 2015.

Nlaliban Wujangi holds certificates in Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management from the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Agribusiness Management from GIMPA and the Association of African Business Schools, Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Advanced International Diploma in Logistics and Transport at CILT Ghana, and IATA/FIATA Air Cargo Diploma and Station Management from the IATA Aviation Training and Development Institute, Canada.

Delivering his Presidential Address after he was inducted into office as the new CILT-Ghana President at the event under the theme, “The Role and Importance of Professional Education in National Development,” Mr. Ebo Hammond, said that professional education should not be seen as a programme must be part of building the skill-set of the nation’s human resources base.

According to him, academic-oriented universities have also seen the importance of professional education and for that matter, have been collaborating with professionals, incorporating industry attachments as part of their faculty.
He said, “CILT has shown the way in Ghana, with the accreditation of nine institutions, almost all of which are universities.

Ebo Hammond also mentioned that, for a more strategic approach to ensuring a holistic academic and professional education policy, there is the need for the National Accreditation Board to be overhauled and empowered to establish a more comprehensive framework to govern both educational systems.

“We therefore recommend that the structuring and review of the Act of the NAB into an Authority with a wider and higher authority to empower them to implement a comprehensive qualifying framework that takes into consideration both types of the education systems.”

He pointed out that CILT has remain the only professional body that is focused on end-to-end supply chain resolves to continue to provide professional leadership and support national development through its glocalized professional training programmes.

On his part, Professor Stephen Adei, professor of Economics and Leadership at Ashesi University who was speaking as the Guest of Honour at the event indicated that, professional education is important to the growth of every nation and that lack of professional education a country will suffer great retardation in its development.

He said, the tonic for professionalism in good and quality basic education and when that is given less attention, it brew disaster which have serious consequences on the delivery of services.

Professor Stephen Adei, pointed out that in Ghana today, about two-third of public basic school students after spending nine years in school have become “functionally illiterates,” for a mere fact that there have absolutely been no supervision at the public schools, making students lack good basic education.

He mentioned that, CILT-Ghana as an institute can begin doing things differently to change the cycle by accepting the fact that one of the bastion of the country’s development is for the professionals to become professional.

Also, the immediate past President of CILT-Ghana, Rev. G. D. Mensah pointed out that, the institute has seen tremendous growth in membership which is now 574; growing its Chartered fellows to 18, and Corporate members to 9 among others.

CILT Ghana has seen tremendous growth in its membership base with more registered students/Affiliates that are pursuing the Institute’s professional programmes.

Membership (Members in Good Standing) now stands at 574with 18 Chartered Fellows, 98 Chartered Members, 65 Members, 384 Affiliates and 9 Corporate Members.

Six (6) more Institutes have been accredited to offer CILT courses in their various institutions.

By: Prosper Agbenyega

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