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Govt. Will develop port sector-Nat’l Port Authority Boss

James Paykoo .Maximilian Kasseh,Jr.

MONROVIA,LIBERIA-National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director, Bill Twehway, has assured the CDC-Led Government’s commitment to develop a more vibrant Port Sector to enhance trade and economic prosperity in Liberia.

Mr. Twehway said:“President George Weah is passionate about  developing all sectors of the Country, including the Seaports.“

He said President Weah made particular reference to the Port of Buchanan to be considered the new transshipment trade corridors for the Country.

The NPA Boss  said, as part of Government’s vision to improve  commerce and trade, plans are underway to  modernized the Port of Buchanan.

This, according to him,  will create competition and ease the challenges associated with importing and clearing  of goods in the Country.

According to a release issued Monday,September 10,2018, the NPA Boss envisages a port where importers and citizens of neighboring countries will have quality services through an  inter-trade facilitation to foster growth and development.

Speaking earlier in separate remarks, the Co-Chairman  of the Board of Directors, Bishop Matthew  Gweh, urged  employees to be loyal and committed  to the entity,while  Deputy Managing Director for  Operations, Christopher Wisner, pledged cooperative team-work, perseverance and passion to duty as a hallmark for successful  administration.      

For her part, Port Manager,  Oretha Myers,  and the local county officials committed their fullest support to the accomplishment of the government’s vision for the port. 

He said when developed, the Port of Buchanan will be used as the main trans-rail corridor for the shipment of Guinean minerals  to Liberia. 

The NPA Managing Director emphasized that Buchanan Port will be prioritized and developed so Liberians and other port users will not import their goods through other ports.


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