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Mrs. HADIZA, NPA's Manging Director, elected like Vice - president of IAPH Africa - Region
Sun 13th Aug, 2017
03:58 GMT

A new Vice-President for IAPH, African Region

The closing of the 30th IAPH world conference held in Bali, Indonesia marked the end of the tenure of Mr. Hien Sie, the Managing Director of the port of Abidjan and outgoing Vice- President, IAPH African Region who due to his busy schedule did not seek a 2nd term. This therefore warranted a call for nominations by IAPH to fill this position.

The following Managing Directors were nominated:

  • Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman
  • Managing Director of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) South Africa, Mr. Richard Vallihu
  • Managing Director Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Mrs. Catherine Mturi-Wairi

The voting was carried out both electronically and by secret ballot and was opened till the 26th of July 2017. At the end of the day, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority overwhelmingly won the elections. Her tenure will be from 2017-2019.

PMAWCA has sent out a congratulatory memo on behalf of the President and members. This memo also thanked all member countries for their unwavering support and togetherness which is continually displayed.

The secretariat encourages member ports and organisations to keep this flag of unity flying.