MONROVIA: The Director of Press and Public Affairs at the Ministry of Transport (MOT), Mr. Lemuel O. Kleeme, says consistence with its statutory mandate and the Vehicle and Traffic Laws of Liberia, the MOT will this next week embark on its first joint vehicle registration compliance enforcement exercise in Monrovia and its environs for 2022.
The MOT is a government agency which functions include management of road, rail, inland waterway, sea and air transport nationwide, and of public services, according to law.
The Ministry was created by an Act of the National Legislature on August 25, 1987, to formulate and administer the transport, insurance and maritime regulations and policies of Liberia.
Disclosing this at a news conference held at the Ministry of Transport recently, Mr. Kleeme said that the exercise will focus on vehicle registration to authenticate proof of ownership, vehicle security, and identity to help in the traceability offensive or crimes.
According to him, the exercise will also focus on driver’s license to ensure that operators are qualified and duly licensed to drive on the roads.
Mr. Kleeme indicated that the Ministry has planned to conduct the inspection of eligibility certificate to ensure that used or new cars dealerships, auto parts stores, and other transport related business are legally established consistent with laws.
‘”These exercises are geared toward ensuring that vehicles and or other transport related businesses are duly registered by law as well as generate revenue purposes,” he said.
He used the occasion to call on vehicle owners and transport related businesses whose registration documents have expired including new applicants to immediately proceed to the Transport Ministry to avoid the embarrassment.
Mr. Kleeme pointed out that, during the exercise, vehicle in non-compliance will be impounded and towed until registration is completed at the Ministry.