SIPA denies claims of missing items at Ports

CHIEF Executive Officer of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority Eranda Kotelawala
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CHIEF Executive Officer of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority has refuted claims made on social media claiming that some imported items went missing at the Ports storage.

CEO Eranda Kotelawala responded to a query made by this paper saying he cannot comment on allegations that were not made directly to his office.

He said it is a common practice by people claiming that their imported items were stolen by Ports.

“Without a direct complaint coming to me, I cannot comment on such allegations. If there is a complaint it should come to me then I will investigate and take necessary actions. 

“This is a common practice of some consignees making false claims for items lost in transit saying it’s stolen by ports. We have CCTV surveillance to trace any culprits if it happened in the ports”, Kotelawala said. 

Last week there were complaints and concerns raised in the social media of missing car parts/accessories from imported cars and vehicles.

A concerned man posted on social-media that they experienced their ordered items not fully delivered to them but went missing when it arrived at the Port.

The concerned man said such happening has been a practice for some time and call on the employees and the management to stop and handle ordered items properly.