Gov’t. Committed to Improving Transport Sector, VP Boakai
By Prince Nagbe
MONROVIA, Feb 1 (LINA) – Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says Government is committed to improving the transport sector through the implementation of road worthiness and safety laws and regulations throughout the country.
He made the statement when he delivered the keynote address at the launch of the Compulsory Motor Vehicle Third Party Liability Insurance Scheme at the Bella Casa Hotel in Monrovia on Monday.
VP Boakai said the motor vehicle insurance scheme is a matter of urgency due to the overwhelming number of motor accidents that take place throughout the length and breadth of Liberia.
The Vice President said the situation got worse since the introduction of motorcycles, with over 12,545 accident cases recorded every year.
The Vice President further revealed that 1,773 accident cases and 30 accidental death cases were recorded at the JFK Medical Center during the period July to December 2012, while a total of 9,456 accident cases and 132 accidental deaths were recorded for the whole year.
He said with this alarming data, Liberians should embrace Compulsory Motor Vehicle Third Party Liability Policy with the highest standard of justice, fair-play and honesty, urging the Ministry of Transport and all relevant stakeholders to uphold the tenets of contractual agreements between motorists and insurers.
He called on them to remain mindful of the scheme because such policy can only stand based on confidence and commitment.
Vice President Joseph Boakai called on the ministries of Transport and Finance to make sure that Government coffers receive the just revenue due it, which will boost the national economy through revenue collection, as well as ensure compliance with the law that gives hope and safety.