National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director Bill Twehway says he envisages a port where importers and citizens of neighboring countries will have quality services through an inter trade facilitation to foster growth and development.
According to a press release, Mr. Twehway made the disclosure when he paid an assessment visit at the Port of Buchanan over the weekend. It says Mr. Twehway has assured government’s commitment to developing a more vibrant port sector that will enhance trade and economic prosperity in Liberia.
Mr. Twehway says President George Manneh Weah is passionate about developing all sectors of Liberia, including the seaports. The newly appointed NPA Boss makes particular reference to the Port of Buchanan in
Grand Bassa County which he says will be considered the new transshipment trade corridor for the country.
He indicates that as part of government’s vision to improve commerce and trade, plans are underway to modernize the Port of Buchanan. According to him, this will create competition and ease the challenges
associated with importing and clearing of goods in the country.
Mr. Twehway says the Port of Buchanan when developed, will be used as the main trans rail corridor for the shipment of Guinean minerals to Liberia. “This port will be prioritized and developed so our citizens and port users will not import their goods through other ports or travel to Guinea by road just to make use of that port because of the services,” he assures.
Rather, Mr. Twehway says the Weah led- government expects its port to be a rail transshipment corridor so as to enhance trade, create jobs and boom the economy. Speaking earlier in separate remarks, the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors Bishop Matthew Gweh urged the employees to be loyal and committed to the entity.
Deputy Managing Director for Operations Christopher Wisner also pledged cooperative teamwork, exuberance and passion to duty as a hallmark for successful administration. Port Manager Oretha Myers and the local county officials who also spoke during Mr. Twehway’s assessment visit committed their fullest support to the accomplishment of the government’s vision for the port.–Press release