WiLAT Support Ada West Nurses With Bicycles


The Women arm of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) has donated ten (10) bicycles and a wheel chair to women nurses at the Ada West District Health Directorate.The donation is to help with mobility challenge that nurses in the District face in the discharge of their duties.Speaking during a short handing over ceremony, Dr. Doreen Owusu-Fianko, WiLAT Global Vice Chairperson for North and West Africa said the gesture forms part of WiLAT’s Bicycle For Health Project; a social responsibility commitment of the Institute.She said the presentation is the first of series of donations that WiLAT is making to support important institutions such as the health sector to be able to continue offering essential services to the people of Ghana.According to her, Ada West District Health Directorate was as a beneficiary of the Project because it is one of the most deprived centres that need support.Dr. Doreen Owusu-Fianko however took the opportunity to give little talk about WiLAT where she noted that, it was launched in June 2013 to promote the Logistics and Transport industry to female members and to encourage and support their career development.She said, by June 2019 WiLAT had over 3000 members in 22 countries and is still growing with the mission of promoting the status of women in Logistics and Transport, to bring together those who aid the career development of women, and to provide a support network for women in the sector.“We have a vision of being the most sought after organisation for advocacy and empowerment of women in the Logistics and Transport industry. Our work toward this goal is concentrated into four key areas: Leadership, Mentorship, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment. Within these areas we work to bring change to our industry and the wider economy,” she said.She also noted that their role in society and their responsibilities are not just to women but to the planet and to future generations, hence are at the forefront of the change toward a greener, more equal and more socially responsible logistics and transport industry.“We firmly hold the view that diversity and encouraging more female participation in our industry, which is perceived to be male dominated, will do the industry well,” she said.She urged management of the Ada West District Health Directorate to put the facilities donated to good use to the benefit of recipients and the general public.Dr Seli Deh, Director of Health Services at the Ada West District Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), expressed gratitude to WiLAT for the gesture.According to her the bicycles and the wheel chair will go a long way to help improve on service delivery and be able to bring healthcare services to the doorsteps of the rural folks.By PROSPER AGBENYEGA


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