House Investigates APM Terminal, NPA for Overstay Goods at Freeport of Liberia

House Investigates APM Terminal, NPA for Overstay Goods at Freeport of Liberia

The House of Representatives has begun  investigating the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA)  and the Managing Director of APM terminals for grossly violating the administrative "procedures that govern the issue of abandoned and condemned goods."

The House action came as a result of complaints from customers with abandoned goods in the port.

One of those individuals is Dr. Richard Sacre,  a Medical Doctor, and Humanitarian. 

Sacre, as an Ebola survivor, has abandoned medical goods in the port intended for the ELWA Hospital. 

The situation, according to Sacre, has left him   baffled as he accused  "a certain empire being set up at the nation's port of entry, hindering the release of products indispensable to Liberia."

Sacre, in a Facebook post, lamented that two containers of drugs intended for the ELWA Hospital are taking a lasting period to be released.

He said the consignment is crucial to medical work at the ELWA Hospital, but all efforts to ensure it is released have fallen on deaf ears of authority at the nation's economic hub.

"We have done all the things that we normally do to process these shipments, but nothing seems to be working," Sacre sobbed.

In as much as he noted, that the two containers are important, Sacre said he now has no alternative, but to revert to prayers as God could be the only solution in addressing his quest.

He said in his post: "Please join me in praying for ELWA Hospital's two containers to be set free from the port."

"Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you lose on earth, will be lost in heaven."

He said even though he started praying since the situation engulfed the prolonged delay of the containers, he assumes that there is something seemingly surrounding the delay of the two containers.

He believes "a mountain is stuck somewhere and now turning into a stone" in not only his shoes, but many others faced with a similar situation.

Sacre has served as a Medical Missionary in Liberia, West Africa, since 1995.

However, as part of an effort to settle these and many more situations at the port, the House resolved to investigate the APM terminal, NPA, and all others involved to report after its break. 

The Committee is chaired by Rep. Rosana Schaack and Co-chair Ivar K. Jones.