By: Emmanuel Logan (ELo)
Bushrod Island, Monrovia: Information reaching Kukatonon News, states that the National Port Authority will shortly help build the human resource capacity of many deserving young Liberians.
According to the Managing Director of the National Port Authority Diana Nebo, a delegation from the NPA that visited the United States of America has concluded talks on rallying funds to provide scholarships for Liberian students based on merit system.
Congruently, the National Port Authority Boss, Diana Nebo, publicized that the scholarship endeavor undertaken by the NPA is to buttress President Weah’s vision to provide hope for Liberians.
Moreover, in a bid to support the efforts of the Pro-poor Agenda introduced by President Weah, a three-man NPA council went to the United States to do all the necessary arrangements. This move by Nebo is an embodiment of President George Weah’s concept for Liberians to acquire higher education, particularly those with career interests in port-related disciplines.
Furthermore, whilst expressing her appreciation on behalf of the Liberian Leader, Managing Director Diana Nebo, complimented the scholarship committee and organizing partners of NPA for their relentless obligation to the endeavor.
Similarly, the Port Boss believes that the most suitable way to keep NPA as a “Going Concern” is to invest in education which is consistent with President Weah’s vision for the Port Sector Reform and Transformation.
Nebo, has also specified, that Marine Operations and Information Technology, are the vital areas of concentration that are in demand when it comes to capacity building at the port.
It’s reported that a dispatch from the US says, several top Corporate, Private, and Public Executives and Institutions, are expected to attend the official launching ceremony of the scholarship fund drive which is slated to take place in Houston, Texas, USA, on June 21, 2023.
The June 21, 2023 fundraising event is being organized and hosted by the Scholarship Committee, headed by its Chairperson, Dr. DD Ford, and Houston International Trade Development Council through its President Val Thompson.
Val Thompson is currently a senior managing partner at Blandford-Thompson Consulting, steered by Cynthia Blandford, who is Liberia’s Honorary Council in Georgia.
In addition, Madam Nebo reiterated NPA’s commitment to the payment of U$10,000 as an initial contribution to the scholarship funds and further assured her American counterparts, that she will personally reach out to prominent philanthropists in Liberia, to encourage their support towards the scholarship scheme.
In the meantime, both the NPA and their Georgia Ports Authority counterparts, have agreed to remain passionately committed to upholding the intent of their sisterly Port relationship, which was renewed through a memorandum of understanding in May 2022.
As the dreams of many Liberian students are about to become realities, NPA Managing Director Nebo guarantees that those who are humble, brilliant, and have the quest to further their education will certainly be awarded the international scholarship once they have been vetted and deemed qualified.