Mrs SALWA IS-HAQ ABDUL HAKI , a Senior Staff of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority ( GPHA ) , Tema , has won the 2023 Regional May Day Award for her contribution to the development of the Maritime and Workers Union ( MDU) , the Ghana Trades Union Congress ( GTUC) and the Labour Movement in general .
Mrs Salwa Is-Haq Abdul Haki who is a Senior Staff of GPHA in Tema is recognized as a hard working staff of GPHA who has made tremendous contribution to the strengthening of the Women’s wing of the MDU .
The citation of the Award mentioned her contribution to women’s participation in gender mainstreaming in the Maritime industry .
The Citation of the Award mentioned among other things that , “Through your distinguished service to the Maritime and Dockworkers Union and your Local Union at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, you have advanced the course of women empowerment and equal representation at the highest level of decision making”.
The citation paid glowing tribute to her contribution in the empowerment of maritime women by stating that,
“ Your singular efforts have resulted in a number of women trained and have thier capacity built in Leadership Skills Development, Social Partnership and Industrial Relations”.
Mrs Salwa IS-HAQ ABDUL HAKI rose to become the female vice Chairperson of the Tema District of MDU and subsequently becoming the first female Chairperson of the Tema District Council of MDU.
She also served as the 2nd Vice Chairperson of the GPHA Junior Staff Union ( JSU) for two terms from 2015 to 2022
She provided devoted service as a member of the Women in Maritime of West and Central Africa, (WIMOWCA ) and a Member of the Women’s wing of the International Transport Workers Federation ( ITF) .
She has participated in many workshops on Maritime Labour and Women both locally and at the international level.
She received the 2023 May Day Award for her over fifteen (15 ) years dedicated service to the MDU in addition to her hard work as GPHA Staff .
It is for her invaluable work and contribution to the MDU and the Maritime industry that she has been honoured with the 2023 Regional May Day Award .
The Hon. Henry Quartey , Regional Minister of Greater Accra presented the award to Mrs Salwa IS-HAQ Abdul Haki .