The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) contributed to strengthening the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa (WIMOWCA) by donating office equipment, including a desktop computer, a printer and accessories, to the association.

Women in Maritime West and Central Africa is an initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that aims to promote and empower women in the Maritime industry. The Association aims to integrate women in the mainstream maritime activities and promote women’s access to the sector through education, training and career opportunities.

Marketing and Public Affairs Manager at the Tema Port Mrs. Abena Serwaa Opoku Fosu said women constitute about 2 percent of the port sector’s workforce and noted the need to push more women in the industry to a higher levels. Mrs. Fosu said the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority was keen on the rise of women in the industry and was committed to support the association’s goal to mentor more women to take up leadership roles and grow in the industry.

President of Women in Maritime West and Central Africa Association Mrs. Sylvia Asana Dauda Owu commended the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority for the support. She noted that the equipment would facilitate the work of the association for the advancement of women in the maritime industry in the sub-region.