Ministry of Transport Gets New Minister

Minister of Transport, Hon. Samuel A. Wlue
Minister of Transport, Hon. Samuel A. Wlue
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Monrovia-Thursday, December 01, 2016: The Ministry of Transport has a new Minister. He is Honorable Samuel A. Wlue. He was recently appointed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, replacing Honorable Angela Cassell-Bush.

Speaking on Thursday, December 1, 2016, in the Conference Room of the Ministry on Carey & Warren Streets, during the program marking his official takeover, Minister Wlue disclosed that he has come to the Ministry for very serious work. He said as a custom based service delivery institution, his administration will ensure that services offered by the Ministry to the public such as the issuance of license plates, driver’s licenses and other services are delivered in a timely and expeditious fashion so as to bring the needed relief to the weary public. In so doing, Minister Wlue stressed, there shall absolutely be no room for laziness. “You must serve the public or get out”, the Transport Boss emphasized. Continuing, he said that he is not in the business of blame game. “There is absolutely no reason why the over 2,800 plus pairs of plates already paid for and currently lying idle in the Ministry cannot be distributed to the owners. This practice needs to stop”, the new Transport Boss repeated.

Deputy Transport Minister for Administration & Insurance, Bushuben M. Keita gave the welcome statement and introduced the senior staff of the Ministry.

In brief separate remarks, National Investment Commission Chairman, Deputy Defense Minister for Administration, Deputy Police Director for Operations and Central Bank of Liberia Director for Administration, Honorables Etmonia D. Tarpeh,Joseph F. Johnson, Col. Abraham Kromah and Sheba Brown, expressed happiness for the occasion and called on employees of the MOT to give their fullest support to Minister Wlue. They also commended Outgoing Minister Bush for her achievements.

The occasion was attended by officials from several agencies of government, senior staff of the Ministry of Transport as well as the Press.