TRANSPORT MINISTRY DECENTRALIZES VEHICLE REGISTRATION SOON

Minister Cassell-Bush speaking during the MICAT Regular Press Briefing on Capitol Hill, Monrovia
Minister Cassell-Bush speaking during the MICAT Regular Press Briefing on Capitol Hill, Monrovia
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Monrovia, Wednesday, September 30, 2015: Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush has disclosed that the Ministry of Transport will shortly begin the decentralization of vehicle registration in Liberia. She named areas where regional offices are earmarked as Gbarnga, Bong County, Ganta, Nimba County and Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County respectively. The objective according to Minister Cassell Bush is to bring relief to the rural dwellers especially owners and operators of motor vehicles who traveled to Monrovia where these services have been centralized over the years.


Briefing journalists on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 during the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism Regular Press Briefing in Monrovia, Minister Cassell-Bush said the Ministry of Transport with the cooperation of international partners submitted to the National Legislature, an Axle Load Bill through the Office of the President in December, 2015, which has been passed by both Houses,  the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate and forwarded to the Office of the President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for executive approval. Minister Bush said the passage of the bill into law will help avoid deterioration of road infrastructure in Liberia. She also stressed that the Ministry is working very hard to ensure that the issue of traffic congestion in Monrovia is addressed as well as enhance transportation between Monrovia and rural Liberia. Minister Cassell-Bush said the Ministry has conducted studies to introduce ferries or water-taxis transportation service delivery that will connect various parts of Monrovia using the Du River.


Meanwhile, Minister Cassell Bush also informed the press that the Ministry of Transport has cleared the backlog of license plates registered in 2015. She said prior to the arrival of the license plates in June 2015 at least 15,000 vehicles were registered. “We are pleased today to say that the backlog has been cleared and the Ministry of Transport is meeting the demands that are currently coming in”, the Transport Minister said.