The President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ghana (CILT), Engineer Mark Amoamah, has appealed to government to embark on stakeholders engagement on the Emission Levy.

According to him, the emission levy is facing a push back because government failed to engage stakeholders on the need to introduce that levy before implementing it.

Engineer Mark Amoamah made this appeal at the CILT Investiture of the 8th Governing Council and Welcome Cocktail in Accra.

He said, “The Emission Tax came and you saw the argument that is already out there. Is it that you have created the enabling environment and people are not taking advantage of it and therefore you decide to punish them by introducing the Emission Levy. That is not. The government must always engage stakeholders before implementing any policy”.

Engineer Mark Amoamah however praised the government for granting incentives to electric car manufacturers and importers but cautioned government to make sure that infrastructure and personnel to service the electric vehicles are ready especially the charging points.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) was founded in 1919 in the United Kingdom and granted its Royal Charter in 1926.

It currently has presence in over 100 countries with over 54,000 members working in these countries across the globe. The institute remains the leading professional body for everyone who works in the supply chain, logistics and transport industries.

The principal objective of the Institute is: “To Promote and Encourage the Study and Practice of the Art and Science of Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport.

The Institute achieves this objective through its membership offerings and educational qualifications.

Membership provides a professional identity to those in the Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport sectors, whilst providing international recognition.

The Institute’s professional qualifications educate not only those already in the sector, but also those wishing to enter into it.

The Ghana Branch of CILT International was founded in 1965 and duly registered as a recognized professional body under the laws of Ghana. It has five sections in the country namely; Accra, Kumasi, Sunyani, Takoradi and Tema.

To cater for the peculiar needs of the various demographic segments of our membership, we have Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that cater these needs: Next Generation (NG) and Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT). The SIGs caters for the needs of youth and
women, thereby promoting gender mainstreaming in an otherwise male dominated profession.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport offers International Professional Qualifications in Logistics and Transport at three levels as follows: International Certificate in Logistics and Transport (OND Equivalent), International Diploma in Logistics and Transport (HND Equivalent), International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport (Degree Equivalent).

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