As Dredging Begins Wednesday, President Weah Expresses Concern About the Port Operations


President George Weah has expressed serious concern over the ongoing capacity challenge at the Free Port of Monrovia.

As part of that effort, the Liberian leader completed a one-day tour of the facilities of the Gateway to the Nation’s economy with hope of timely addressing the critical situation for the benefit of the nation and its people.

According to reports and due to the timely intervention of the Liberian leader, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby disclosed that dredging of the port will begin on Wednesday February 5, 2020.

Prior to the exercise, there were challenges in operations at the Port as slow pace of vessels entry and many others were the order of the Day.

According to Mr. Toby, a team of technicians at the port have completed their assessment work and the new exercise will begin tomorrow in Monrovia.

The new exercise unlike in the past will now pave the way for bigger vessels to dock at the Free Port of Monrovia which will in return generate more revenue for the Government.

There are series of interventions at the Free Port of Monrovia over the period to ensure it gets on par with its international counterparts.

Currently there is a modern visibility to the Port evidence of the construction of the new and modern headquarters including warehouses.

However, there are fewer challenges still been battled upon at the Port including high taxes, mam power capacity and many more.

Recently one of the warehouses of the Free Port of Monrovia gutted by fire as there was a rush in for a fire truck which is so far allegedly lacking at the Free Port of Monrovia.

According to reports, there are also challenges of safety measures which is also a big challenge facing that strategic operational area of the Country.

Ahead of the Wednesday exercise many are of the hope that it will help address some of the challenges at the Free Port of Monrovia especially the most recent petroleum shortage situation which is to some extend still a problem in the Country even though to a smaller scale unlike last week.


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