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Liberian Teens Flock To Motorcycle Riding …NPHIL Official

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MONROVIA: An official of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Mr. Abraham Nyensuah, has observed that too many Liberian teens are engaged in motorcycle riding in Monrovia and in most rural parts of the country.

Nyensuah is the Incident Management System (IMS) Pillar Lead and Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) at the Ministry of Health, specifically assigned with NPHIL.

Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA), at his NPHIL office in Monrovia recently, Nyensuah said the act of these minors becoming motorbike ridder’s is risky, because they have no analysis or thinking of the traffic and as a result, their incompetence and unprofessionalism, lots of unnecessary traffic are being caused in the city.

Making recommendations on the matter, Nyensuah called on the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to monitor those drivers they issue licenses to. He also called on the Liberia National Police (LNP) to work with different motorcycle unions in the country to regulate the situation.

Moreover, he suggested that these riders be penalized for the wrongs they do on the streets based on the laws on the books.

Nyensuah believes that once law enforcers responsible for law and order in the transport arena stand firm in regulating and penalizing those motorcyclists and tri-cyclists on a daily basis, normalcy and professionalism will return to the traffic.

Notwithstanding the situation caused by them in the traffic, he applauds the motorcyclists for a “job well done” in making transportation available to isolated places in the country.

According to him, these motorcyclists are risking their lives on a daily basis in making goods and services reach to towns and villages in most rural parts of Liberia where vehicles are unable to reach due to bad roads network.

“Notwithstanding, I must applaud them as they are doing extremely well in the counties, because they are the ones riding in these isolated areas where cars cannot reach. Through their transportation, our people are able to get goods and some essential services reach them,” he added.

Nyensuah thinks that once these riders are not guided properly, they will get affected in ways that they will not be able to provide the services they give to the people, thereby causing scarcity of major goods and services needed in the remote areas.

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