By our reporter
The Hon Commissioner for Commerce, Mrs RoseMary Archibong , was informed by the Port Manager of the Calabar Port, Mr Iyke Olumati, that the long awaited dredging of the CALABAR PORT, is commencing this February, having concluded all contract formalities and resolved the long drawn legal issues.
This information was presented to the Commissioner on February 2nd, when she led Great Elim Resources Ltd, an indigenous company to the Port, in order to explore the possibility of exporting iron ore and coal from the Calabar Port.
In expressing her excitement over the dredging good news , the Commissioner stated that the Ayade led Administration has always been committed to maximizing maritime trade out of Cross River State internationally and within the Gulf of Guinea trade sectors , which informed His Excellency’s Bakassi Deep Sea Port Agenda.
She added that she was personally sentimental about reactivating the activities at the Calabar Port as this Port holds pleasant memories to the people. International Maritime trade, she emphasized is a veritable catalyst in the economic emancipation of any nation or state.
Mrs Archibong commended the Port Manager for his passion in ensuring that the Port regained her pride of place.
Earlier, the Port Manager briefed the Commissioner on the bold actions taken by him and his team to resolve pending issues that were inimical to the optimal functioning of the Calabar Port and thanked the Commissioner for always showing interest in generating the much desired cargo that will keep the Port busy, generate employment for our youths and improve the economic well being of Cross Riverians.
In the Commissioner’s entourage are Mr David Etim, Deputy President Calabar Chamber of Commerce, CEO Great Elim Resources, Dr Inyang Gabriel, Port Agent.