19 June 2020

World Maritime University Awards TETA CEO, Maphefo Anno-Frempong, Honorary Fellow

Submitted by Emelia Mosima
World Maritime University Awards TETA CEO, Maphefo Anno-Frempong, Honorary Fellow

Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is excited to announce that its CEO, Maphefo Anno-Frempong, is set to receive an Honorary Fellow Award at World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden.   

The awards ceremony will be hosted in November this year where Anno-Frempong is also expected to speak at the institution’s President Dinner.  

World Maritime University is an independent academic institution established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an agency of the United Nations. It focuses on offering advanced training in maritime administration, education and management. The university prioritises technical assistance programmes that help developing countries to comply with international rules and standards of maritime safety and maritime pollution prevention and control.  

“Members of the Board spoke warmly of [Anno-Frempong’s] support and contribution to the University and its global mission and there was complete consensus that [she is the] most deserving recipient of this honour”, said WMU President, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry.  

In reaction to the news, Anno-Frempong said, “It is delightful to be honoured in this manner. But of great importance is that our relationship with WMU is a strategic effort to support government’s determination to unlock ocean economy through Operation Phakisa initiative and has been embraced widely in the maritime industry.”

“The TETA Board deems it a great stride and accolade that CEO Anno-Frempong is being recognised by a global organisation. She is a good example of how South African leadership and that of the continent of Africa can make global impact”, remarked TETA Board Chairperson, Sam Zungu.

TETA annually funds masters and PhD studies at WMU to qualifying South Africans in the maritime industry.