NAFAA Liberia Website
February 26, 2019
In Southeastern Liberia
-NaFAA Introduces Mobile Money Payment
Authorities of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority has introduced the mobile money payment system as a means of enabling fishermen easily pay their license fees to obtain their 2019 fishing license across Liberia.
The mobile money payment which got underway over the weekend in little Bassa fishing community in Grand Bassa County witnessed the flow of fanti fishermen. The Mobile Money Payment has brought to two alternatives initiated by NaFAA to have fishermen make their payment for their licensees.
According to a NaFAA press release, the fishermen mainly the fanti fishermen were enthusiastic about the introduction of the mobile money payment system which according to them would drastically reduce their stay at the LBDI Bank.
Speaking upon the arrival of NaFAA five men delegation to the south east of Liberia headed by the Communications Manager Lewis Konoe, the Secretary General of the Fanti Fishermen in Little Bassa commanded NaFAA for the innovation.
Kofi Annan said the introduction of the Mobile money payment system is timely and in the interest of members of the fishing community of Liberia. He added that “it was a waste of time standing on the line at LBDI sometimes the whole day without being attended to due to the long lines”.
Mr. Annan who rallied the full support of all fanti fishermen across Liberia and that of their counterparts “the kru/Liberian fishermen to be in compliance of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority regulations as it relates to the payment of their fishing fees to obtain their licenses said it was time that everyone be in compliance.
For his part, NaFAA Grand Bassa County Enumerator/Officer Benjamin Sieh lauded the Fanti Fishermen for been cooperative with the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority NaFAA, previously the Bureau of National Fisheries, BNF.
Mr. Sieh challenged the Kru Fishermen who have not been in compliance over the years when it comes to the payment of their license fees to NaFAA, to comply because they would face the Liberian Coast Guard on the Sea.
He said the Coast Guard which has begun the inspection on the sea will size the vessels of illegal, unreported and unregulated canoes and vessels on Liberian waters and pack those vessels in the Buchanan port at which time they would pay port charges aside from the NaFAA license fees.
Meanwhile, the NaFAA delegation is currently in Rivercesss County as part of their operation to encourage fishermen there to pay for their fishing licenses.
Signed: Lewis E.B Konoe
Communications Manage NaFAA