Two NPA Staff Admit to Embezzlement

Suspended Buchanan Port manager, Charles Gull

The National Port Authority has concluded ongoing Investigations surrounding allegations of financial improprieties at the Port of Buchanan, involving the Port's suspended Manager, Charles D. Gull, and the acting financial manager, Amara Kamara.

Speaking at a news conference held in the conference room of the National Port Authority, Malcolm Scott, Director of Public Affairs, noted that the two individuals admitted to investigators of the commission of the acts of opening illegal and unauthorized accounts where they deposited a little over US$300,000.

Mr. Scott revealed that the National Port Authority has forwarded the pair to the Liberia Anti- Corruption Commission ( LACC) for further investigation and action on the situation.

Mr. Gull and Mr. Kamara were both suspended indefinitely without pay on July 16, 2021 and have been undergoing internal investigations by the NPA.

Meanwhile, the National Port Authority has also suspended for time indefinite, without pay, the Pier Superintendent of the Free Port of Monrovia, Mr. George D. McCay and forwarded him to the Ministry of Justice for prosecution.

Mr. McCay’s suspension comes in the wake of his alleged authorization of the Niko Ivanka vessel that sank in mid July this year, leaving the majority of the ship’s passengers dead.

Mr. Scott reconfirmed the Managing Director of the Port, Bill Twehway's commitment to ensuring that regulations at the port are adhered to and that the National Port Authority, which is the gateway to the nation's economy, remains safe and vibrant.