28 January 2013

Liberia: Stringent Traffic Measures Announced for Big Meeting

The Liberia National Police (LNP) has announced stringent traffic measures, ahead of the High Level Panel(HLP) Meeting on the Millennium Development Challenges that is expected to convene in Monrovia this week. The High Level Panel was established in July 2012 by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

He appointed 27 eminent persons to consult and advise on the development goals the world will set itself after the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. The Meeting would take place from January 30-February 2, 2013. According to LNP Director for Traffic, Mr. John Saar, the stringent measures are intended to ensure the free flow of traffic in and around Monrovia.

Mr. Saah announced that traffic would be diverted to several locations by the LNP due to the ensuing conference. He disclosed that Monrovia and Robert Field Highway will only be used by the United Nations HLP delegation to Liberia beginning January 29, 2013. He further disclosed that traffic coming from Robert field highway would be diverted to 15 Gate.

The LNP assistant commander spoke recently at the Ministry of Information, Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular press briefing held at the Charles Gbenyon Press Hall in Monrovia. Mr. Saar warned that absolutely no truck would be allowed to ply the Monrovia to Robert Field Highway. Mr. Saar stated that "traffic will be diverted from Congo Town to Air Field through Vamoma House."

He said traffic coming from central Monrovia moving towards Sinkor will be re-directed to Jallah Town. He said the traffic coming from Paynesville to central Monrovia will be diverted back to Paynesville through Red Light and Somalia Drive. Mr. Saah, however, added that only emergency vehicles are exempted from the traffic regulations imposed by the LNP due to the upcoming meeting.

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