By Joyce Boahemaa Fosu
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, (GPHA) has donated fifty copies of books on Supply Chain Management to the GIMPA Library.
The book titled: ‘Executive Insight Series: Compendium of Supply Chain Management Terms’ was authored by Prof. Douglas Boateng.
The books were presented by Nana Esi Soderberg, the Deputy Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager of GPHA. She was accompanied by Mr Malik Adams, Senior Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, Mr. Solomon Anderson, Mr. Kwame Hagan and Mr. Godwin Kabutey.
Ms. Soderberg indicated that the focus of GPHA was on education thus, a lot of their corporate social responsibility was within that field because ‘We believe that whoever goes through education will inform some part of the industry,’ she said.
‘Students, upon completing their education, will be working in the industry and whatever they gain during their learning period will inform how well they contribute to the industry,’ she stressed.
‘It is in this regard that we believe it is absolutely necessary to present these books to the GIMPA Library,’ she added.
According to Ms. Soderberg, the books will serve as reference materials for the logistics and supply chain programme. A compendium of references that will be greatly beneficial to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Receiving the books, Mr. Adolph Agbeh expressed his appreciation to the team for the gesture adding that although electronic books were in vogue, the importance of having physical books could not be underestimated.
‘This is interesting because you have brought us the raw materials needed to help us achieve our aim of information management. It is always gratifying for us when we have the opportunity to provide information when needed, ‘he added.
The Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SOLASS) and Acting Dean of the School of Technology (SOT), Prof. Samuel Agyei-Ampomah, on behalf of the Academic community thanked the team for the donation.
He further called on GPHA and other organizations to make their places accessible for research and internships.
‘This will enable academia to understand the needs of the industry and also the skills gap needed to accomplish those needs,’ he stressed.
Ms. Soderberg on her part also assured them of GPHA’s readiness to partner with GIMPA in that regard.
The Secretary of the Institute Mrs Victoria Kunbour, on behalf of management, thanked the team from GPHA. She indicated that as part of GIMPA’s strategic focus the Institute was building partnerships across the globe in furtherance of academic work and the Institute’s sustainability.
‘GIMPA is interested in building collaborations that would holistically feed into other areas. This gesture is, therefore, timely,’ she added.
Also present were the Dean of Students, Dr. Augustina Akonnor and the Dean of Business School, Prof. Samuel Family.
DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS & INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT