The Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority has announced plan for the construction of a multi-purpose building in Marshall, Margibi County for the usage of the entity.
LiMA Commissioner, Binyan Kesselley, said the complex, which will contain conference, training, and research centers, including sporting facilities, is valued at US$1 million.
Speaking before the joint committees of the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate on Friday, 20 March on the amendment to the extended and restarted agency agreement between the Government of Liberia and the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry or LISCR, in the William Richard Tolbert Joint Chambers at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, Mr. Kesselley said LiMA has since broke grounds for the construction of the complex but the project has kicked off due to funds.
However, he said LISCR is about to make some payments to government, and the one million allocated for the construction.
He added that it is shameful and unproductive for Maritime to persistently survive in a rented house, adding that such practice makes the institution not to have its own infrastructure.
On the 24th of February 2015, pursuant to the exercise of its statutory functions in providing oversight responsibilities over Government Ministries and Agencies, the Plenary of the Liberian Senate upon receipt of said bill from the President of Liberia mandated its Joint Committee on Maritime and Judiciary with the Maritime as lead committee to carefully look at the Bill and submit its findings for debate and subsequent action by the full Plenary of both Houses.
The chair for the Joint Committee, River Cess County Senator Dallas A. V. Gueh, says the hearing is important for the public and to have its input on said Agreement before any action can be taken.
According to Senator Gueh, the joint committee will conduct the hearing uncompromisingly to satisfy the interest of the Liberian people.