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Ghana Marks World Maritime Day Today At Maritime University in Accra

Ghana joins others in the continent today, Friday, 26th September 2019 to mark World Maritime Day at the Regional Maritime University at Accra.

A statement issued and signed by Ralph Dinko, Assistant Public Relations Officer Ghana Maritime Authority

Accra, said the climax is a parade of cadets and contingents from the Ghana Navy.

The theme of World Maritime Day 2019 is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, which will serve as an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important – yet under-utilized – contribution of women within the maritime sector.

Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. However, IMO believes that empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurs productivity and growth, and benefits every stakeholder in the global maritime community. Through its gender equality and capacity-building programme IMO encourages its Member States to enable women to train alongside men in their maritime institutes and so acquire the high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.

International shipping transports more than 80% of global trade to peoples and communities all over the world. Shipping is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods; it provides a dependable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally, facilitating commerce and helping to create prosperity among nations and peoples.

Source: Kofi Atakora/ 

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