Senate setup committee to investigate import charges at National Port Authority
Monrovia, August 6, 2021: The Plenary of the Liberian Senate has constituted an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the increase in fees for inspection and clearing of containers at the Free Port of Monrovia.
During Thursday’s setting of the body, Pro-Tempore Albert Chie named Bomi County Senator Edwin Snowe as Chairman, Senators Henrique Tokpah of Bong County, Botoe Kanneh of Gbapolu County Jonathan Boycharles Sogbie of River Gee County, and Emmanuel Nuquay of Margibi County as members.
According to a statement from the Liberia Senate, the decision by the Senate Plenary to constitute a committee to probe the matter was triggered by a communication from Senator Edwin Snowe.
In his communication, the Bomi County Lawmaker informed the August Body that MedTech Scientific Company LTD operating at the Free Port of Monrovia has rapidly increased charges for container inspection at the Free Port of Monrovia.
Additionally, Senator Snowe stated in his communication that said complaint comes from Business people, mainly Liberian Businessmen and women who are facing the harsh reality of importing goods in containers from aboard.
Based on a motion proffered by Senator Jonathan Boye Charles SogbIe of River Gee County, the committee is expected to report its findings within two weeks.