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Transport Minister Closes 2024 Strategic Review Meeting

19th Apr 2024 | PR UNIT

At the just-ended 2024 Strategic Review Meeting, stakeholders of the Transport Ministry gathered to discuss the current state and future direction of the transport sector. The meeting was hailed as a success as it underscored the importance of collaboration, automation, and innovation in driving positive change within the industry.

Closing the 2 days meeting, the Minister for Transport, Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah expressed gratitude for the participant's active participation and contributions to the meeting's success. He said the significance of coming together as a collective "family" was to assess the sector's progress, identify challenges, and chart a course for the future.

"We have identified the development issues and the opportunities that lie ahead, as leaders and stakeholders, we have no excuse than to marshal the necessary resources, our collective experiences, and expertise to move the sector forward", he noted.

The Minister said there was an urgent need to automate business processes and operations, strengthen institutional collaborations, and harness resources for collective development, and stressed that improvements could only be achieved through unified efforts and enhanced synergies between Agencies.

Hon. Ofori Asiamah underscored the importance of collaboration, communication, and cooperation in driving positive change. He urged participants to work together to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and create a more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive transportation system.

He said the Sector needed to accelerate the review of enabling Acts, ensure the completion of ongoing infrastructure projects, promote industrial harmony and policy coherence, and implement aggressive communication strategies to highlight sector achievements.

He acknowledged notable progress in the maritime and aviation sectors, as well as efforts to improve road transport services through the adoption of ICT and cashless payment systems.

Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah expressed appreciation for the active participation and fruitful contributions of all participants. He mentioned that the views and comments shared during the meeting would be integral to shaping future sector programmes and initiatives.

He urged participants to return with a sense of optimism and determination to carry forward the momentum and enthusiasm generated, to continue working to transform and improve the transport sector.