National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) Director-General, Emma Metieh Glassco is adamant that the growth of the sector can only be accelerated by more investment from the private sector.

She also revealed that to pave the way for the acceleration of growth in the fisheries sector, NaFAA has strengthened its legal framework.

She said this while giving her Director-General of the year 2019 acceptance speech at Bushrod Island, an honour bestowed to her by the Corruption Watch Newspaper.

She dedicated the award the entire National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority team.

“I don’t want to take the glory alone. I want to thank the president for his appointment. I want to thank my team for the support. I want to also thank my deputy for administration and my deputy for technical services. We’re a young team. We are people of like minds that are why we are getting this kind of result”, she said.

Speaking earlier, Roland Worwee, Publisher of the Corruption Watch Newspaper said, the appointment of Madam Glassco to the position of Director-General, has witnessed signification transformation at the fishery agency.

According to Worwee, before the appointment of Madam Glassco, NaFAA formerly the “Bureau of fisheries” was practically dead.

“We have observed that through your hard work and innovation the place which was dead has been transformed so quickly. We don’t know how it happened. This sector was not recognized before”.

I’m told you’re the right person in the right place due to your qualification. Your qualification matches your portfolio. It’s like those who were running this place in the past didn’t understand the job”, Worwee hinted.

The recognition by Corruption Watch Newspaper is the NaFAA’s second for work done in 2019.

The NaFAA DG was honoured by the Inquirer Newspaper as the Director-General of “the Year 2019 for her outstanding leadership in the revitalization of Liberia’s fisheries sector”.