Minister Angela Cassell Bush speaking during the formal opening of the MOT Service Window at the GOL Service Center in Kakata, Margibi County
Minister Angela Cassell Bush speaking during the formal opening of the MOT Service Window at the GOL Service Center in Kakata, Margibi County
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Thursday, September 15, 2016: Transport Minister, Angela Cassell Bush, has said that the decentralization of services of the Ministry of Transport (MOT) and other agencies of government is vital and indispensable to the nation’s medium and long term socio-economic development. She said when these basic services such as vehicle registration, issuance of driver’s licenses as well as issuance of Eligibility Certificates for other transport-related businesses are decentralized, the citizens will have access to jobs and other social services, thereby putting them in an enhanced position to earn income and improve their livelihood.

The Minister was speaking on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Government of Liberia’s Service Center in Kakata, Margibi County, during the formal opening of the MOT Service Window to the public for official business.  According to Minister Cassell Bush, the official opening of the MOT’s Window at the Kakata Service Center is consistent with Government’s decentralization program and clearly manifests Government’s commitment to its people. She stressed that this will bring tangible improvements in the lives of the people and further improve the quality and access to transport-related services offered by the Ministry at its Monrovia Office. Minister Cassell Bush thanked Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her vision and commitment towards the achievement of key deliverables and actualizing the pledge made to bring the Government closer to its people. She said with the opening of the Ministry of Transport’s Service Window, the Ministry will now also monitor garages and other transport related businesses to ensure that they comply with the Ministry’s regulations. She also emphasized that vehicle inspections will be carried out periodically in the County and its environs to ensure that lawful taxes owed government are collected.

Concluding, Minister Cassell Bush thanked development partners for the collaboration and support for making the platform a resounding success.
In separate brief remarks, Hon. Stephen Kafi, Jr., Member of the House of Representative and Secretary-General of the Margibi County Legislative Caucus, Superintendent John Z. Buway, Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax, Darlington Talery and Deputy Police Commissioner for Public Safety, Col. Nelson Freeman, expressed happiness for what they called a dream come through and collectively pledged total support and cooperation of their respective agencies with the MOT Window Staff.

The occasion was attended by officials of government, representatives of transport unions, citizens, the press, among others.
In another development, Minister Cassell Bush also traveled to and held a meeting with a high-powered Moroccan Aviation Delegation at the Roberts International Airport. The Team is currently in Liberia as guest of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority.