The Administrative building of Samuel A. Ross Port of Greenville, Sinoe County, wrecked during the course of the civil war in Liberia, has resumed full operation after undergoing a renovation by the port management.
According to the press release from Sinoe, the renovation has given the port a complete facelift and it also boosts the southern port’s momentum in line with the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) compliance level 1 security code.
At the dedication ceremony held on Monday, June 11, 2018 the port was overcrowded with residents of Greenville City, among them the resident Judge Geeplah Tiklo Konkon, who forced their way under the downpour of heavy rain, to witness the occasion, the release said.
The Port Manager, Alex S. Noah, said the renovation work took the management two months before its’ completion and it is now ready to be used by the staff.
Mr. Noah extended his appreciation to the National Port Authority for the positive support and opportunity afforded him to serve his country through the Port of Greenville. He also acknowledged the overwhelming reception form the stakeholders of the county toward him.
“Our manay activities and actions have reflected our commitment to national duty and we are encouraging you to help us achieve the goals we have set for our county and the country at large,” he said in the release.
Mr. Noah further commended the staff of the port for standing alongside him at all times and assured them of better times ahead.
“I am very happy for the ongoing renovation of the port offices and building of the standard shelter of the pier, which is helping to transform the port to regain its pre-war status and even more beyond,” he said.
“Transforming the Port into a better place than how we met it, is the main priority of this administration and we will not make progress on the path of development unless we develop the attitude for change,” he added.
The Port of Greenville recently received one of the heaviest ship to dock at the port since it was established. The ship brought road building equipments and other supplies for companies operating in that southeastern part of the country.
According to ISPS regulation, any port playing host to vessel above 500 metric tons is subject to ISPS compliance under the US Coast Guard. Thus, the landing of the huge ship indicates that the port is up to that standard.
The Resident Judge of Sinoe County, His Honor Geeplah-Tiklo Konton, appreciated the port manager and his team for the level development they have carried, saying, “this shows a passionate spirit for teamwork.”