PMAWCA elects new scribe

Jean Marie-Kofi

Jean Marie-Koffi of the Port of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, has been elected as Secretary-General of Ports Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA).

A statement issued in Lagos on Friday by the Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ibrahim Nasiru, said Marie-Koffi defeated two other contestants, Iliyasu Idrisu from the Port of Douala, Cameroon and Semie Pere from Port of Togo to clinch the PMAWCA top job.

He noted that the PMAWCA election contested by 17 countries held at the just-concluded 40th Council Meeting of the association on Thursday in Lome, Togo.

He said the new Secretary-General would serve for the next four years in Lagos, were the headquarters of the association is located.

The NPA spokesman NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, was represented at the association’s council meeting by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Adams Jatto.

Usman congratulated the newly-elected Secretary-General on his election victory and assured him of “maximum cooperation by NPA”.