Twenty staff members of the National Port Authority (NPA), including senior executives, have completed a two week intensive training in project management, monitoring and evaluation in Monrovia.
The seminar was conducted in fulfillment of NPA’s overall training plan to enhance the operations of the port and further build the human resources arm of the entity.
The participants were also trained in project writing, planning and implementation.
NPA Acting Managing Director, David F. Williams, told reporters that the vision of the port will not be achieved if the requisite manpower is lacking.
Mr. Williams described the services of every staff and employee as “the most important asset necessary to achieving the goals of all institutions around the world.”
Williams re-assured staff of NPA’s commitment to improving the capacity of the institution’s workforce, adding that it is an integral part of the port’s development plan.
In response, the participants thanked the NPA management for the opportunity given them to acquire additional knowledge on what they have already learned, something they consider as a way forward in ensuring efficiency in their various departments as the NPA strives to become a premier port in West Africa.
However, they are expected to develop a “blueprint” to set the stage for the implementation of the internal roads rehabilitation project in the Freeport of Monrovia.