The National Port Authority (NPA) has retired 15 of its employees following long years of public service to the government and People of Liberia.
The honorees received retirement packages in line with NPA’s regulations and the Civil Service Agency (CSA) Pension Law.
Those retired included Augustine Yeebahn, Ella Dollison Duncan; Patrick M. Konneh, (Buchanan Port former Managing Director); Sherman Kne; Moley Lombeh; Roland Dunbar; Joseph Layugar; Anna Woto-Berry and Lloyd Taylor.
Others were Stephen Roberts; Mamadee Kamara; Solomon Sonie; Beatrice Jackson and Abraham Fofana.
Speaking during the brief ceremony last Friday at the Monrovia City Hall, NPA’s Managing Director David F. Williams praised the retirees for their long and distinguished services.
He said when one enters an institution at an early age, serves well, honestly and diligently and at the end is retired honorably, it must be considered a great day and a step in the right direction for others to follow.
Mr. Williams commended the honorees for being a great help to the corporation and reminded them that from time to time they will be called upon for advice and guidance.
“Retirement does mean that it is the end of your life; you will continue to be an asset to the port and the empowerment of youth with the knowledge you acquired at the port,” Mr. Williams told the honorees.
Presenting the certificate and gifts to the honorees, NPA Board Chairman, Mr. John Bestman, lauded the retirees for rendering valuable services, particularly to the Gateway of Liberia’s economy, the NPA.
“Today is in between and is not the worst or the best either, so we thank God that management could put this program in place to honor its retirees and admonish them to pursue other career paths,” he said
Mr. Bestman said to retire means the retiree has prepared for it financially, mentally, physically and psychologically so that “you will remain respected in society.”
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Moley Lombeh thanked the management and staff for the opportunity to serve their country and cautioned the younger ones to emulate the examples of the older ones to perform their duty with diligence.
He expressed the hope whenever they are called upon they will provide their expertise to support the progress of the NPA family.