Members of the Upper East Regional Shipper Committee (UERSC) have appealed to the Minister of National Security and the Inspector General of Police for increased surveillance and visibility on highways in the region.
The appeal which was made at the 69th Meeting of the UERSC on 20th April, 2021 in Bolgatanga followed a sudden rise in cases of highway robberies on the Bolga-Tamale and Bolga-Bawku-Kulungungu highways.
Resource Person Delivering a Lecture
The Committee acknowledged the effort of the Upper East Regional Police commander in escorting tomato trucks along the Tamale-Paga stretch but called more security surveillance on other highways in the region, especially around the Tilli Forest where mobile phone networks are not stable.
Mr. David Azup Ogo, Executive Director of OD Management Consult and a resource person at the meeting made a presentation on topic Partnerships, Mergers, Acquisitions and Succession Planning in Business. He emphasised the need for the need members pull talents and resources together to grow their businesses, explaining that people shy away from partnerships or mergers because of mistrust and other related issues.
Mr. Ogo encouraged participants to go into mergers and partnerships after apprising themselves with all the needed documentations as well as engaging the services of lawyers to review agreements before they sign. He further advised members to take the issues of succession planning seriously because it is the lifeline of their businesses.
Participants at the Meeting
The UERSC is one of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority’s ten regional shipper committees and it comprises state agencies such as GRA Customs Division, Ghana Police Service and private sector operators such as Leather, Smock and Basket exporters, Onions and Cattle importers from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso as well as Vegetable and Motor Bike importers.