President Weah’s National Security Advisor tells management
The National Security Advisor to President George Weah, Mr. Jefferson Karmo, who is on tour of the Port of Greenville, says “Greenville Port will surely be great.”
According to a press release on November 13, 2018, from Sinoe, the security advisor made a comprehensive assessment of the port in order to accurately inform the President about prospects and challenges.
Mr. Karmo appreciated the management of the National Port Authority and also one of the port’s major users, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), for the ongoing development that is very much sustainable amid the economic challenges facing the government.
The National Security advisor said seaports are evidently one of the most important infrastructures for economic development in the world.
“The seaport serves as a trade facilitator and logistics platform for the movement of goods, people and information that are vital for development,” he said.
He further disclosed that 90 percent of Liberia’s imports came through seaports, and applauded the management for its hard work, which has given the port a facelift.
He also encouraged the workforce to remain steadfast and sincere in their various assignments and always put Liberia first in everything they are involved in.
Acting Port Manager, Edmund Ofosu, earlier welcomed the Mr. Jefferson and took him on a guided tour of the port facility, informing him of the importance of the port for maintaining International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) at security level one, which is among the key factors making the Greenville Port more viable and secure for international vessels.
It is not clear what really prompted the visit of the President’s security advisor to the port at this time; however, in reality, Greenville Port has been one of the busiest, since its renovation.
This year several huge vessels have docked at the port, bringing in huge consignments of caterpillars and logging equipment.