The Management of the National Port Authority (NPA) says its attention has been drawn to the Tuesday, February 3, 2015 edition of the Front Page Africa Newspaper story captioned” Protest Engulfed National Port Authority”.
The Paper in its story quoted a member of the Custom Broker Association of Liberia only identified as Wesley as saying they were protesting to draw the attention of the NPA Management to address the many challenges faced in clearing goods at the Freeport Port Monrovia.
But the NPA wants to use this medium to inform the general public and Front Page Africa in particular, that the story is a misrepresentation of the fact.
The National Port Authority wonders why would Front Page Africa shy away from providing accurate, balance and clear information to the public and rather choose to bend the facts.
The Management of NPA wishes to clarify that the issues being raised by the National Custom Brokers regarding re-examination measures to inspect goods after pre-inspection by BIVAC as well as charges on the clearing of goods are not part of entity’s operations.
At the same time, the NPA terms as total falsehood, report by Front Page Africa that some pensioners of the National Port Authority stormed the Freeport of Monrovia in demands of their American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) benefit.
Management would like to notify the Front Page Africa Newspaper and other media outlets that the company remains open to respond to all inquiries and as such, it is wise for the media to seek clarity from the entity through its Public Affairs department on issues regarding the functions and operations of the seaports of Liberia instead of reporting on the basis of rumor.