As the government strives to invest in infrastructure development key government ministries and agencies are said to be following the same trend in a move to help put Liberia on path with her neighboring Countries and the globe at large.
Well one of such government corporate entities is the National Port Authority, the NPA after over 30 years will now have a modern head office soon.
According to the chair of the board of directors of the NPA Richard Devine massive preparations are in the making for the commencement of the project soon.
As evidence of the initiative the Liberian leader George Weah and his entourage Wednesday October 31,2018 broke grounds for the start of the project.
He said the next visit of the President to the NPA will see Dr.Weah dedicating the new modern head office of the NPA, the first of its kind since over 30 years.
“Mr.President after twenty four months the new head office of the NPA will be ready”,Mr. Devine assured his boss.
He regret the poor structure of the head office of the NPA especially in this modern age but he was quick to point out that said story will change under the pro poor administration.
Additionally the new managing director of the NPA Bill Twehway named some of his achievements in the shortess possible time as the increment in revenue of the NPA over the last six months from 4 million to over 7 million including the permanent employment of long serving individuals who were working as contractors and part-timers respectively.
At a well organized ceremony graced by some Government officials including the board of directors of the NPA and officials of APM Terminal, the happy employees shower praises on their new boss for putting smiles on their faces.
They however through their leaders appeal to President Weah to help increase their salaries as well as having a direct representation on the board amonsgt others.
In brief remarks President George Weah Encouraged the NPA employees to work hard and raise more revenue for the Country which will help make some of their appeals a reality.
He was not definite on a specific promise to them as far as their requests were concerned but urged them to do their best and work in the supreme interest of the pro poor government.
In relations to the board representation Dr. Weah noted that there is a clear law governing the NPA as such if the law allows the entity to make such decision it will be implemented but he wants to make such that at all times the laws of the Country are respected and not violated.
He re-emphasized the importance of roads connectivity to the nation.
He pointed out that when more roads are build across the Country there will be fast economic growth which the people themselves will fully benefit from.
Meanwhile part two of the program also saw the Liberian leader touring some of the facilities of the NPA.
It is expected that in the coming days the commencement of the project will take place in a move to fulfill the commitment made to the president of its completion in 24 months.
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