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GPHA, GMA boost local participation in $3 trillion ocean supply chain economy

Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Michael Luguje, has disclosed that a national supply chain management skills development and awareness campaign is needed in order to…

GPHA, GMA gives supply chain management skills developmental boost

Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Michael Luguje, has disclosed that a national supply chain management skills development and awareness campaign is needed in order to…

Green sector to expand through supply chain management

Harnessing the power of supply chain management is key to boosting sustainable energy development in Ghana. This is according to Dr Ofori Boateng, CEO of Strategic Power Solutions (SPS) who…

Ghana loses over GHC 5.7 billion to fake and counterfeit goods

Ghana has been urged to enact a law to purposely deal with counterfeit goods in the country. Ghana is said to lose over GHC 5.7 billion to fake and counterfeit…


I may not have money to give you but I certainly have knowledge and experience to help you change your attitude towards long-term wealth creation.

The long-term success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is dependent on the region embracing supply chain management thinking.

There is a supply chain associated with every product or service. You just need to have a strategy and plan to develop and manage it.

Negotiating and bargaining are two different concepts.

There is no such thing as free money or aid.

Africa as individual nations is economically insignificant. Africa as one economic block is already an economic giant.

What I am doing is not for me but for the African child. I was once an African child.

As a business leader when you think South African your market is just under 60 million people. However when you think African your market is just under 1 billion people.

The mere fact that I may not live to see my dream does not mean I should abandon my dreams for the African child.

The Africa Beyond Aid agenda starts with you.

Understanding your supply chain gives you the competitive edge.

Supply chain management thinking and the continent’s long-term industralisation are inextricably linked.

We are constantly told to think outside the box. The big question is…who gave you that box that is being used as a reference point?

Do your homework to appreciate what you have before going into negotiations.

Economic empowerment is about trust and value-add and not colour-add.

You have to be able to logistically move whatever you produce timeously, otherwise there is no need to produce it.

Limited understanding of supply chain management is a reason for the de-industralisation of the continent.

For Africa to truly industrialise the definition of local must shift from national to regional and continental boundaries.

Long-term socio-economic transformation starts with you.

Long-term economic growth, company, industry and national competitiveness are achieved through supply chain management thinking.

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Trusting one another is one of the keys to long-term socio-economic freedom.

Cheapest price does not always equate to the best value for money for business and/or society

Mindset change is the greatest challenge facing Africa’s economic emancipation drive.

Beware of the ides of aid.

Our destiny is in our own hands.

Supply chain management is simply about having a win-win shared vision in a value chain.

As a continent we have to have a common supply chain and industralisation plan. Otherwise our so-called developmental partners will determine it for us but to benefit them.

An economically powerful Africa is possible through strategic industrial sourcing and changing consumer buying behaviours.

The journey of life is not necessarily about how you started. Rather it is how you finished.

I am who I am today because of what someone sacrificed for me.

Supply chain management decisions made today have a direct impact on you, your organisation, local industries and the future of the African child.

As a consumer, do not just buy; rather strategically procure to support local and regional value-adding supply chains.

De-industrialisation is mainly caused by consuming what you do not produce.

By just sitting back and hoping for change you are denying your own self and the African child a better socio-economic future.

Accepting hard truths and realities can change individual attitudes and society as a whole.

Made in Ghana or South Africa or Kenya still creates artificial boundaries. We must rather promote Made in Africa.

Throwing money at poverty related issues may yield short-term benefits but may make matters worse.

You know and understand your problem. You are the only one that can solve it.

Do not bargain with your supply chain resources for short-term price gains. Rather negotiate with these assets for long-term wealth creation benefits.

What you chose to buy based on price has an impact on a country’s long-term industrial development.

Our ancestors selflessly strived to build a better future for us. Therefore we are duty bound to at least try to better what was started for the next generation.

Human beings by nature are risk averse and will not take chances with people they do not know and trust.

Some people use money to make a difference. Others use knowledge and experience to effect long-term positive change.

In addition to exporting raw materials and human capital, Africa is increasingly exporting hard currency to support the continent’s insatiable desire for goods made outside of the continent.

Buying behaviours and industrialisation are inextricably linked.

Without a common understanding of supply chain management and its implications, the entire continent will continue to struggle to economically emancipate itself.

Economic empowerment is about long-term wealth creation and not about short-term materialistic entitlement.

Africans may be surrounded by poverty but the continent is certainly not poor.

I can only be happy when I see the youth and children around me also happy.

Any country in Africa that through the governing party believes they can economically go it alone is leading its people down the wrong path.

Having self-respect, knowledge and purpose helps in navigating the complex journey of life.

To build wealth that transcends generations you need to think beyond yourself.

Do not always blame the government for your woes. Sometimes also critically look at yourself in the mirror and ask what role you have played in creating the woes.

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