SIERRA LEONE MARITIME PLANS TO DEVELOP SEA TRANSPORTATION
Following the recent celebration of the World Maritime Day by the Sierra Leone Maritime Association, the Public Relations Officer of the aforementioned association, has told this medium that they are ready to develop the standard of sea transportation in the country.
Kandeh Kargbo said that the Association is ready to provide an easy access to all shipping logistics and transform the shipping industry into what he described as “touristic attraction” for more investors in the country, adding that the current Executive Director of the Maritime Association, Dr Sarah Bendu has good track record in transportation management, and that she is ready to actualize the aforesaid plans of the entire Sea Transportation Sector in the country. He said that shipping and sea transportation sectors are relevant sources of income generation in any country and that Sierra Leone is not an exception. He said that they are ready to transfigure sea transportation into a platform of easy access to import and export in the country.
He said that one of the major plans of the New Direction government is to develop the private sector by creating a channel of high exportation activities in the country, adding that such goal cannot be completely achievable without efficient sea transportation and that they are ready to help the government attract more investors in the country.
The Public Relations Officer further said that they have celebrated this year’s Maritime Day with a key focus on the perspective of not only developing the sea transportation and shipping activities in the country, but to ensure that the entire Maritime Sector remains to be the country`s culture and heritage for a better and brighter future. He said that Sierra Leone is still a developing country and that the maritime has the ability to help the government in changing the narrative to the international scene.
Kandeh Kargbo concluded that the Maritime Association has been educating the people on the notion of clothing their gears for sea safety, adding that all ships and locally made boats should be in proper condition to prevent accident in the sea.