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Transport Ministry to train motorcyclists
Date Uploaded: Dec 03, 2013

By Kpor Gbain

MONROVIA, Dec 2 (LINA) – Deputy Transport Minister for Land and Rail, Charles Nelson says the Government is organizing a training program for motorcyclists in Monrovia and other parts of the country.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency Monday, Minister Nelson said the training program will deal with speed regulation of motorcyclists to curb the high rate of accidents among motorcyclists. 

He said other aspects of the training will address traffic rules, the violent behavior of motorcyclists and the lack of respect for commuters, among others.

Minister Nelson said the government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee to see how best Government can regulate motorcyclists nationwide.

He said the committee is composed of the Ministries of Transport, Public Works and Justice, as well as the Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration and the National Investment Commission.

The Inter-Ministerial Committee will work with the Motorcyclists Union and other civil society groups to run the training program, Minister Nelson added.

It can be recalled the government banned all motorbikes from plying the main streets of Monrovia following the burning down of a private transport bus by motorcyclists near the Stephen Tolbert Estate.

The motorcyclists were protesting the death of their colleague in an accident involving the bus.

LINA KG/TSS/PTK

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