Minister Wlue Holds Meeting with Vehicle Importers

Minister Wlue holds discussions with representatives of various cars dealerships at the Ministry of Transport
Minister Wlue holds discussions with representatives of various cars dealerships at the Ministry of Transport
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Monrovia; Thursday 26, 2017: Transport Minister, Samuel A. Wlue on Thursday, January 26, 2017 held a joint Vehicle Dealerships meeting at his Warren & Carrey Street Offices in Monrovia, aimed at addressing challenges faced in the Cars Dealership Industry as well as enforcing government’s policies on the importation and sale of vehicles in the country.


During the meeting, the Transport Boss said plans are underway for his Administration to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to help improve the vehicle dealerships industry as well as incorporate a vehicle warranty law to help  address public safety issues in the transportation sector. He urged vehicle importers to organize themselves into an association to help Government address some of the numerous challenges they are faced with in the Used Cars Dealership Industry. He warned that individuals involved in the illegal establishment of vehicle dealerships without meeting the requirements set by government are doing so at their own risks. He said the Ministry’s Inspectorate Division will from time to time conduct regular inspection exercises of all registered and unregistered transport related businesses in the country to ensure full compliance.


Minister Wlue also encouraged vehicle dealerships operating in the country to proceed to the Ministry of Transport and register for three pairs of “Test Plates” each for testing of imported vehicles to avoid any embarrassment from officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP).


Speaking earlier, the vehicle importers expressed their thanks and appreciation to Minister Wlue for the meeting and outlined numerous constraints in the importation of vehicles in the country which include the long bureaucracy and astronomical clearing fees charged to clear imported vehicles at the Free Port of Monrovia.