Zamboanga City, December 26, 2015. The Regional Ports Management Authority of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RPMA-ARMM) has conducted its 2016 Action Planning Conference along with all its port officials and technical staff at Woodland Resort and Restaurant in this city.
Ersan Imban Warad, the OIC General Manager said, “Come Year 2016, the RPMA-ARMM shall endeavor to pursue the reform policies in various aspects of our organizational management, procurement of technology-driven office equipment to improve the delivery of services, minor repair and renovation of ports and port’s facilities for safety of cargoes, passengers and ships and introduce adjustment of port tariff and other charges and fees. Alongside with this action planning, the Authority targets to better enhance capabilities, improve port facilities and increase its revenue so as to align regional progress for the region.”
It is imperative for RPMA to implement these reform plans and programs against the backdrop of the eventual transition towards Bangsamoro Political Entity (BPE) come 2017 and such the following task are envisioned, to wit:
A. We will exert our level best to be competitive in our facilities, services and manpower expertise to be able to be at par with our neighbouring port communities;
B. We are also expected to continuously undertake region-wide port renovation and repair projects in support of the regional government’s infrastructure reform agenda; and
C. We are committed to introduce stringent measure and policies for the improvement of our port organizational structure, collections and revenue.
Further, the Assistant General Manger for Operations, Mr. Al-Habson H. Antao concluded, “To this end, RPMA leadership shall continue to uphold the simplified processing time of its front-line transaction; systematic monitoring and evaluation of its programs and projects; implementation of RBMO/RBCC rationalization and re-organizational plan; and ensure that all ports are suitably manned by people who are qualified to the requirements of their position.