MINISTER WLUE COMMISSIONS LICENSE PLATE MACHINES

Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue, flanked left by Deputy Ministers for Land & Rail & Administration, Honorables. Juanita T. Bropleh and Hon. Keita
Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue, flanked left by Deputy Ministers for Land & Rail & Administration, Honorables. Juanita T. Bropleh and Hon. Keita
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Monday, January 9, 2017: Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue has disclosed that it is just lawful for vehicles plying the streets and highways of the country to carry license plates. He said license plates are for security and safety purposes and is therefore encouraging every vehicle owner to register his/her vehicle and obtain license plates to be in compliance with law.

 

Speaking on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Ministry of Transport where he officially commissioned two brand new license plate machines brought into the country by Union Strong Group, the company contracted to produce the new number plates now in use in the country, Minister Wlue said the bringing into the country by Union Strong Group of the two machines is in compliance with the five-year contract signed between the Government of Liberia  represented by the Ministry of Transport and other Agencies and the company. He further said that the license plate machine owned by the Ministry itself currently boxed in Gardnersville will be taken to the Gbarnga Service Center following the training of the relevant staff so as to  support the expedition of the process there too on time.

 

Deputy Transport Minister for Land & Rail, Hon. Juanita T. Bropleh refuted public claims that the Ministry of Transport is short of license plates. ”This is totally erroneous. We have sufficient plates in stock,” the Deputy Transport Boss emphasized. She used the occasion to inform the public that vehicle, driver’s licenses and insurance compliance inspection has commenced and is therefore encouraging all owners of vehicles to fully cooperate by regularizing their registrations thru full payment of their taxes. “It is through taxes that government undertakes her numerous development programs,” she concluded.

 

For his part, Union Strong Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Richard Neal, briefed Minister Wlue and his Senior Management Team on the overall operations of the license plate punching machines. He said about 400 pairs of plates of all categories or 800 plates are produced daily. “Those operating these machines are well trained and professional Liberians employed by our Company, Union Strong Group,” Mr. Neal concluded.

 

The occasion was attended by members of the Senior Management Team of the Ministry (Deputy, Assistant Ministers), Directors, the Press, among others.