WFP to build world-class transport training center in Accra
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is partnering with global companies to build a world-class transport training center in Accra, Ghana.
The center aims to build transport and logistics capacity across West Africa, inject new expertise into local transport markets and equip them to deliver vital goods, such as food and medicine. , more effectively across the region.
This was in a statement copied to Ghanaian time in Accra yesterday.
WFP’s Supply Chain Director, Alex Marianelli, said bringing together key players in the sector, such as Carrier Global Corporation, Renault Trucks and Toyota Tsusho, the Government of Ghana and WFP, would create a hub one-of-a-kind that will provide free online and hands-on training to up to 400 people per year.
He said training would be provided on best practices in road transport, fleet management and the safe transport of temperature-sensitive products.
Mr Marianelli said the interns would include staff from aid organisations, governments and the local private sector.
WFP’s supply chain director said that over the past two years his team had seen how important strong and resilient supply chains were, adding that the training center was a crucial step towards building stronger supply chains in West Africa.
“We are excited to share our knowledge and experience and, through our partners, provide access to the latest insights from leading experts,” he added.
He said increasing local capacity and supply chain expertise would, in turn, support WFP’s emergency and resilience-building operations in vulnerable communities in West Africa. ‘West.
Mr Marianelli said construction of the center is expected to begin later this year with financial support from the Japanese government, on land donated by the Ghanaian government as part of WFP’s existing UN Humanitarian Response Depot operations.
He said that through the centre, partners and stakeholders aimed to address the challenges hampering the development of the transport sector in West Africa, including the lack of training opportunities and technical know-how. limit.