A total of 184 graduates of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) have been awarded diplomas and certificates after successfully completing their various areas of study at the seventh graduation ceremony of the institute held over the weekend in Tema.
About 106 students received diplomas while the remaining 78 received certificates after years of training in general freight forwarding principles applicable in all modes of carriage including maritime transport, customs procedure as well as logistics and warehousing etc.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, President of GIFF, Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah, tasked the graduates to apply the knowledge they have acquired to effect the needed change and professionalism in the Import and Export industry.
He urged them to generate new ideas that will help deal with the contemporary challenges of the profession using modern approaches.
“Every generation has a unique historical moment to make a significant contribution to the human civilization and survival of mankind and this is the time for the millennial generation. We are looking forward to transforming leaders who would shape the development trajectory of this nation, for continuous innovation and leaders who can be role models for the future generations,” the President of GIFF said.
According to Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah, the GIFF Academy continues to maintain its leadership position in the delivery of quality and high performance capacity building and professional training, a feat that has sustained its position as a member of FIATA (i.e. International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association) centre of excellence within the African sub-region.
“As an institute we shall continue to look out for strategic partners to build networks and synergies that would enable us diversify capacities in order to secure our future,” he assured.
The representative of the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the GRA, said the expectation of the division is that the graduands will be professional in their dealings and shun unethical practices in order to ensure quality delivery of service.