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Over 31,000 New Vehicles Registered In 2022 …MOT Discloses

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MONROVIA: The Liberian government, through the Ministry of Transport (MOT), has disclosed that over 31, 180 ‘New Vehicles’ were registered by the ministry.

Ministry of Transport (MOT’s) Communication Director, Lemuel O. Kleeme, told this paper in an exclusive interview that in 2022, vehicle registration exercise were carried out throughout Liberia and a total of 31, 180 ‘new vehicles’ were captured in registration data.

The Director further disclosed that at least 25,514 vehicles also renewed their respective registrations. Director Kleeme added that 30,684 drivers secured their licenses after meeting their financial obligations.

Speaking at his Warren Street office in Monrovia on Monday, January 23, 2023, Mr. Kleeme lauded owners and operators of motor vehicles for complying with the Transport Ministry’s mandates by paying their annual driver license fees, as well as motor vehicles registration fees to the government of Liberia through the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).

He said MOT determined to meet its target for contributing meaningfully to the Country’s National Budget.
He indicated that, the Ministry has decentralized its activities across the country which is intended to reduce economic burdens on vehicle owners and operators who usually traveled far away to Monrovia to obtain their transport documents.

According to him, the Ministry has finally begun the registration and issuance of driver licenses at its Kakata City, Margibi County Service Center over the weekend which was officially launched in July 2022 by President George Manneh Weah.

According to him, the Ministry has also trained staffs assigned at the Kakata Service Center as well as the Ganta in Nimba County.

Ganta City now has a furnished and equipped Service Center to provide service to the public.
Kleeme said the Ganta Service Center is expected to begin operational, considering the preparations made by its partner, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Transport Ministry Communication Director pointed out that the Ministry is prepared and will continue to contribute to the National Budget, something which it has done over the years. Writes T.R Dixon.

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