Amid the increasing rate of traffic-related fatalities in the country, stakeholders in the sector have held a public discussion focusing on road safety.
Amid the recent crash that involved Montserrado’s 15th district representative, Adolph Lawrence, road safety insiders are drawing attention to the nation’s stalled efforts to begin implementing a National Road Safety Action plan that was launched in October 2018.
President George Manneh Weah has appointed the former chairman of the Liberia Airports Authority, J. Allen Klayee, as acting managing director of the Liberia Airports Authority.
On Thursday, January 31, the Ministry of Transport released a newly approved transport fare structure for commercial vehicles operating around Monrovia. The new structure reflects a 40 percent decrease in much of the fares.
Although the Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently announced a reduction in the prices of gasoline and diesel on the Liberian market with immediate effect, commuters in Grand Bassa are complaining that drivers are still charging the same amount.
Authorities in Bong have put an immediate halt to the pavement of two streets in Gbarnga, the Madam Suakoko Street and Gbarnga Broad Street. The project was being constructed by Sidani Group Holding.
The Ministry of Transport says it has registered 3,100 motorcycles in Nimba and collected L$11,119,525 (US$70,377) and US$6,100 in registration fees.
Commercial drivers in Bong have resumed normal traffic activities following Monday’s protest that saw drivers refuse to run traffic.