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NaFAA Somersaults on WB Support Claims

first_imgMeeting at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, (R-L): Berengere Prince (Senior Resource Economist And Regional Task Team Leader for WARFP, Jingjie Chu Senior Natural Resource Economist and WARFP TTL for Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone), Abratha Doe, (Deputy Ambassador to Washington DC), Emma Metieh-Glassco (Director General of NaFAA), Ms. Diarietou Gaye (Director Strategy and Operations Africa Region), Beatrix Allah-Mensah (Senior Operations Officer).Says press statement contained misrepresentationsIn the wake of a March 21 2019, press statement from the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), declaring that a US$21 million fisheries project for Liberia was underway with sponsorship from the World Bank, the World Bank has since, on March 25, 2019 issued a Press statement rebutting the report.The NaFAA press statement had disclosed that following what it called fruitful discussions with the World Bank, its Director-General, Emma Metieh Glassgow, was able to secure an agreement for the construction of a modern state-of-the-art fishing and processing facility as well as the establishment of landing jetties in five coastal counties.But this assertion was almost immediately countered by the World Bank which issued a statement debunking such claims, stressing that a new fishing project for Liberia will be determined only after the Bank’s Director for Regional Integration comes on board.The Bank also said a strategic decision will be made to fit the country’s priority needs and was as such setting the record straight that no decision has been made to that effect.But in an abrupt about-turn, the NaFAA yesterday issued a statement acknowledging that the World Bank did not make any funding commitments for the new project. It clarified that its previous press statement contained a misrepresentation of facts surrounding its Director-General’s meeting with the World Bank, adding that administrative action has already been taken to remedy the situation.The NaFAA further clarified that it was fully aware of ongoing administrative and structural changes at the Bank which has occasioned a temporary pause on all new project activities but it remains hopeful that in time due consideration will be given to support NaFAA’s priority interventions for sustainable development of the fisheries sector.Meanwhile, the NaFAA has said it takes pride in the commendations emanating from the World Bank’s Directors for what it has achieved over the period, and it remains committed to the sustainable management of Liberia’s fisheries resources towards the overall achievement of the government’s Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Related Amadeus offloads Rumbo cements Opodo ties

first_img RelatedAmadeus offloads Rumbo, cements Opodo tiesAmadeus has announced the sale of a 50 per cent stake in online travel agent Rumbo.EasyJet and BA ‘lead the way’ on bookings efficiencyBudget airline easyJet has been named the top website for online flight bookings by a new consumer survey.Opodo trumps airline websites on usabilityA new study has named online travel agent Opodo as the company most capable of harnessing web 2.0. Leading online travel agent Opodo has revealed record profits over the past year, on the strength of its flight booking services.Double digit sales growth was achieved over 2007, as Opodo consolidated its strong position in the online travel market by handling as many as three million European travellers.The firm’s 2007 strategy saw it deepen its focus on the online flight and travel bookings business, allowing for the sale of ancillary holdings such as French tour operator Karavel to Barclays Private Equity last summer.Ignacio Martos, chief executive of Opodo, said: “In uncertain economic times consumers are ever more careful with their money and this is where Opodo can make a real difference, providing a full travel service with the advantage of competitive pricing. We are satisfied with the results and delighted to be reporting profit at EBITDA level as well as net profits. This sound and consistent performance is due to the strong team that I inherited when I joined Opodo.”He added that a solid base for progress had been created by last year’s well executed focus on core business and drive to simplify the company’s management structure through decentralisation.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more