The Ministry of Transport has begun acting tough on lawlessness, by beginning phase two of its rigorous motor vehicle and motor cycle registration enforcement exercise in Monrovia and its environs, in a bid to boost revenue collection and to enhance security regulatory measures.
Speaking to Informer in an exclusive interview at the Ministry of Transport on Friday, the Ministry's Public Affairs Director Samuel G. Barjibo, Sr said the vehicle and motor bike registration exercise will be carried out in collaboration with stakeholders, namely: the Ministry of Finance and the Liberia National Police (LNP). He said joint enforcement teams from stakeholders will be posted at various points in and around Monrovia, adding that for motorcycle registration, two additional sites namely the Antoinette Tubman Stadium and the Liberia National Police Zone-One Depot, located after Bong Mine bridge on the Bush-rod Island have been earmarked.
He indicated further that all motor-bike registration will take place at these sites, and the process begins with the completion of the required fee payment, after which vehicle and motor bike owners will immediately receive their registered license plates from a representative of the Liberia National Police, who will be expected to take delivery of the original ownership document on the next working day.According to Barjibo, owners of commercial, business, private and non-government vehicles are thus required to present original documents to the joint inspection teams during the conduct of the exercise in Monrovia and its environs, as an impoundment fee of US$10.00 will be imposed on all vehicles and motor bikes operators not in possession of valid registration documents.
He said the penalty fees are to be duly deposited into the General Revenue account of the government of Liberia at the Central Bank of Liberia where an official flag receipt would be obtained, to be presented and recorded by the Police before impounded vehicles and motor bikes are released."All owners of vehicles and motor bikes are therefore strongly advised to take advantage of time and begin their annual registrations process without delay," Barjibo said.