The management of the National Port Authority (NPA) has welcomed the announcement made by the joint Legislative Public Account Committee, to conduct a public hearing on the NPA’s “landed property audit” which was conducted recently by the General Auditing Commission, (GAC).
“The NPA dislikes the manner in which certain media outlets are reporting sensational stories on the matter, insinuating the NPA management is culpable of wrong doing,” the management stated through a press release.
The release further states: “let it be known that the GAC in 2008 conducted an audit of the NPA from 2006 to 2008, in which the GAC indicated that there is a need to conduct a secondary audit specifically on the NPA’s landed properties.”
It also says that when these specialized audits was conducted by the GAC, during the periods between 2006 to 2007, and 2007 to 2008, the NPA had shown no record of being served a copy and, “therefore we are not aware of the content of the audit report.”
Meanwhile, the management of the NPA believes that the decision by the joint Legislative Public Account Committee is to review the audit report, which was made by the GAC and is part of the continuing effort in reforming the national Government activities of Liberia.
“Although the current management team, which is being headed by Madam Matilda Parker, was not at the National Port Authority during the period under review, it will support the process as is required in the laws of this country.”