MINISTER BUSH MEETS GIZ, EU OFFICIALS

Minister Bush attentively listening to GIZ's Seconded Axle Load Consultant, Mr. Dassi Paul Hounhoui, while others look on.
Minister Bush attentively listening to GIZ's Seconded Axle Load Consultant, Mr. Dassi Paul Hounhoui, while others look on.
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Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush has disclosed plans of her Ministry to ensure the full protection of Government’s huge investments in road infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the people.


The Minister made the disclosure on Thursday, August 25, 2016 when Mr. Dassi Paul Hounhoui, GIZ’s Seconded Axle Load Consultant and Mr. Gerald M. Fuller of the European Union paid a courtesy call on her at her Carey/Warren Streets Offices, Minister Cassell Bush informed the officials that it is because of the imperative need to protect the country’s roads that the Ministry of Transport conceived the wisdom of weigh stations across Liberia and formulated the Draft Axle Load Bill which has been passed into law by both Houses of the National Legislature and regulations now promulgated pending implementation. She informed them that a massive public awareness will be carried out throughout the country about the weigh stations and implementation of the Axle Load Regulations and the corresponding benefits to Liberia. She then called on GIZ and other international partners to join the Ministry of Transport in the implementation of these activities.“ A major stakeholders meeting involving the Ministry of Public Works and others will be convened shortly to discuss the implementation of these various activities”, the Minister stressed. According to her, capacities of Inspectors of the Ministry will be built through refresher trainings to handle these tasks.


Responding, Mr. Hounhoui thanked Minister Cassell Bush for the warm reception accorded them and assured that he will work with everyone including all stakeholders for the successful implementation of the Axle Load Regulations and other activities in line with his mandate during his tour of duty in Liberia. “The various programs will be sorted out and properly arranged”, he concluded.


In another development, Minister Cassell Bush has commended Mr. Gerald M. Fuller of the European Union who has ended his tour of duty in Liberia for his cordial working ties with the Ministry during his tenure in the country since she took over the leadership of the Ministry in August, 2014 and wished him well in his new assignment.


In a brief statement, Mr. Fuller also thanked Minister Cassell Bush for her kind cooperation during his duty tour in Liberia. Among other things, the Outgoing European Union Official assured the Minister that the Union remains committed to complementing the activities of GIZ through some financing.
The meeting was attended by GIZ’s Policy Implementation Advisor, Ursula Hein, Deputy Transport Minister for Land & Rail, Juanita T. Bropleh, among others.