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.
The coordinator of the Grand Bassa County Service Center, Mac Willie, says the service center contributed over L$40 million (US$250,000) in government revenues in 2018.
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.
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.
At least six people are confirmed dead while others are in critical medical condition as a result of an accident last Friday night in Gborfellah, a small community on the suburb of Kakata along the Suakoko Highway.
The Ministry of Transport has started inspecting the registration documents of vehicles operating in Nimba, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
Lawmakers within the House of Representatives have proposed a bill to amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law to exclude top government officials from many of its key provisions.
To address the challenges surrounding road safety in Liberia, the government on Wednesday launched a national road safety action plan to be implemented over a period of 10 years.