The National Customs Brokers Association of Liberia (NCBAL) and the Port Truckers Association are commending the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) David Williams, for his tireless efforts in easing the many challenges confronting workers at the port by upgrading port facilities.
Heads of the two associations note that since the establishment of the NPA in the 1960s, the current leadership headed by Director Williams has brought great relief to the many challenges confronting workers, something they claim never happened under previous administrations.
“Today the two associations want to inform the general public that the National Port Authority, which is headed by Mr. David Williams, is gradually coming on par with other modern ports around the world.”
“We have observed that since the port was handed over to the Liberian government in 1960s, there have been difficulties with roads. Things are gradually changing with the pavement of the roads in the port facility,” says Ivan F. Tumbey, president of the National Customs Broker Association of Liberia.
Both leaders made the commendation in a joint news conference held in Monrovia.He explains that the pavement of roads at the Freeport of Monrovia will help truck drivers to drive freely within the port environment without fear experiencing damaged tyers due to bad roads.
“With the work that is being done on the road, you will not have truck tires spoiling again as it used to be before or the issues of water flooding all around the port will no more be a problem,” NCBAL boss notes.
Also speaking, the president of the Port Truckers Association, Mulbah B. Sumo, explains that the significance of the joint press conference is to highlight the importance of the leadership of Director Williams at the NPA, adding that since his ascendency, the port has tremendously transformed to a modern facility.
“We call this joint press conference in order to highlight the importance of the administration of Mr. David Williams. We want to commend him for the pavement of roads at the NPA and since he took over he has raised the standard of the port internationally, so the PTA and the NCBAL families want to thank him for his good work and the high level of good partnership we have experienced at the port under his leadership,” Sumo asserts.