The newly appointed managing director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Bill Twehway has assured the public of the Coalition for Democrat Change (CDC) led government’s commitment to develop a more vibrant port sector that will enhance trade and economic prosperity in the country.
Mr .Twehway said President George Weah is desirous of developing all the country’s sectors, including the seaports – making particular reference to the Port of Buchanan, which Twehway said will be considered one of the new transshipment trade corridors for the country.
Twehway said as part of government’s vision to improve commerce and trade, plans are underway to modernize the Port of Buchanan to create competition by easing the challenges associated with importing and clearing of goods.
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.
Mr. Twehway said 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 developed so our 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. Rather, we expect our port to be a rail transshipment corridor so as to enhance trade, create jobs and boom our economy,” Twehway said.
He made the disclosure when he paid an assessment visit at the port of Buchanan over the weekend.
Earlier, the Co-chairman of the Board of Directors. Matthew Gweh, called on the employees to be loyal and committed to the entity, while the Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Christopher Wisner, pledged cooperative teamwork, exuberance and passion to duty as a hallmark for successful administration.
The Buchanan Port Manager Oretha Myers and the local county officials committed their fullest support to the accomplishment of the government’s vision for the port.