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Commuters Want Vehicle Registration Decentralized
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2014

S. Tornorlah Varpilah Transport Minister



Commuters Want Vehicle Registration Decentralized

By Richard Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, March 11 (LINA) – Residents in Kakata, Margibi County are calling on central government to decentralize the motor vehicle registration exercise.

The commuters said this will ease the registration of vehicles in the leeward counties and avoid thousands of commuters from being stranded during their travel.

Speaking in separate interviews with the Liberia News Agency at various parking stations in Kakata Tuesday, the commuters said due to the current centralized system, many vehicle owners were unable to register their vehicles on time as required by law.

The current inspection of annual vehicle registration has left many vehicles parked, while owners travel to Monrovia, the capital, to register their cars, thus causing serious shortage of public transport for commuters.

Aaron Tokpah, one of the commuters spoken to by LINA, said he would have to return home because no vehicle was available to transport him to Monrovia to visit his sick mother at a hospital in Monrovia.

Other commuters said if the Ministry of Transport cannot afford to open offices in all 15 counties, it could consider opening regional offices that vehicle owners can access, to ease the registration process.

At all of the parking stations visited early Tuesday, hundreds of  stranded commuters for various destinations could be seen waiting for vehicles to convey them, but to no avail, leaving many to return home. 

Meanwhile, the Vice President for Operations of the Federation of Road Transport Union (FRTUL), Margibi Branch, has added his voice to the call made by commuters for the setting up of regional offices of the Transport Ministry to register motor vehicles across the country.

Mr. Fedesco Hasany told the Liberia News Agency that although it was important for vehicle owners to have their vehicles registered and insured, but they were finding it difficult to do so, because of the difficulties faced to travel from afar to Monrovia.


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