The Coalition of Youth and Students against Poverty and Discrimination (CYSAPD), a civil society organization, says their investigations show that the Samuel A. Ross Port of Greenville in Sinoe County remains the cleanest port in the country.
Olydis Weatu, spokesperson of the group, said the organization believes that Mr. J. Daffa Wiles, Manager of the Greenville Port, has demonstrated true leadership over the years as a manager to the extent that the port has remained the cleanest of all the country’s ports of entrance.
“Today, the port has 24 hour electricity, well equipped facilities and is contributing credibly to the national budget. Currently, Liberia can boast of having a port facility that is ably serving the people in the Western region of the country, Weatu said.
He continued: “We believe that such a manager should be honored for his commitment to development, especially in transforming an institution to contribute to other developmental projects through the national budget.”
Weatu said there is a need for other officials of the Unity Party government to make such a decision that would help to transform the country after 168 years of existence.
“We are currently negotiating to honor J. Daffa Wiles as the person of the year (2016), which will be the first in the history of the organization. We also want to urge other government officials and the public in general to visit the Greenville Port and see the beauty of it as well as its effectiveness,” he said.
According to him, Liberia has always been in search of such developmental leaders, especially at major government institutions to scale up development as expected by the people.
He added: “We want people to look at Greenville Port as a model of what Liberia needs now and wants to therefore call on the manager to continue his good work.”
Ishmael T. Koffeh, the Port Public Relations Coordinator said the managing director has over the last ten years demonstrated a high level of leadership and commitment to Liberia’s development.
Koffeh: “There has been lot of developments taking place at the port in recent time, which will see the arrival of two-ton boats later this month.”
Based on that, Mr. Koffeh announced the arrival of a high powered delegate from the office of the President to commission the boats and other speed boats at the port, noting, “This will make the port effective by increasing the navigator aid and government revenues.”