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Liberia: Civil Right Group Wants Boakai Act Swiftly On GTMS Agreement

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The Movement with Integrity for National Development (MIND), has called on President Joseph Boakai to swiftly move with utmost diligence and urgency in acting on the 2nd amendment of the Global Tracking Maritime Solution GTMS -Liberia Agreement.

The MIND avers that until the activities of GTMS is authorized in Liberia, the process of shipping and container management was a very difficult process that was associated with risk to ship containers and handling by owners.

According to a press statement issued in Monrovia, MIND asserts very strongly that since the operations of GTMS began, there has been a remarkable increase in the shipment of containerized goods to Liberia and an equal increase in the assessed fees by the government.

“This in essence speaks volume of the raised public trust and respect for the dutifulness of GTMS in its handling of customers’ chattel and related information. MIND is certain that unlike in the past when, due to poor handling of shipping manifest and related information which led to losses and increase in tracking cost as well as shippers preference for using alternative ports of entry from neighboring countries, the presence of GTMS in Liberia under the able and responsible General Management of madam Aminata Bangura has significantly reduced these threats to shipping activities in Liberia thus ensuring maximum security for public shipping activities and related information,” the statement said.

While MIND gives deep concern to the reduced-cost processes of shipping activities under the current GTMS management, its prospects for increasing revenue for the government when domestic resources are largely responsible for government budgetary activities is of vital importance and sets the solid basis for the continuity of the operations of the shipping tracking house in Liberia.

The entity is seeking a renewal of its highly vital activities in Liberia under the democratic leadership of President, MIND calls on the president to note seriously the importance of the operations of the GTMS to safe shipping in Liberia and grant the extension it seeks.

 As MIND is devoted to National Development with integrity, it’s our strongest position that the economic growth our country seeks will remain fleeting in the absence of a responsible container tracking service as GTMS.

The Global Tracking Maritime Service has stood the test of difficult times and generated the courage to professionally keep Liberia as a safe destination for containerized goods shipping and other related services to Liberia.

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