MONROVIA, April 14 (LINA) - The Liberia National Police (LNP) is calling on authorities to do all within their power to register and insure all government vehicles across the country.
In an interview with journalists in Monrovia Monday, Assistant Police Commissioner for Traffic, George Saah said this will boost the work of policemen as they endeavor to enforce the vehicle registration and insurance policy.
He noted that it was not reasonable for police to pressurize commercial and private vehicle owners to register and insure their cars and also purchase license plates, when the Government has a huge number of vehicles plying the streets without registration, insurance and at times license plate.
The police official praised the Ministries of Transport and Health and Social Welfare for being two government agencies to begin registering and insuring their vehicles.
Col. Saah disclosed that during the first phase of the vehicle registration and insurance inspection exercise, only 25percent of vehicles were covered, saying the low percentage was due to lack of awareness among vehicle owners.
He is meanwhile appealing to vehicle owners, who have not completed their vehicle registration and insurance processes, to begin doing so as the police will not allow vehicles to ply the streets without registration and insurance stickers.
In a related development, Col. Saah says in its determination to clear street sellers 25 yards off the road in the Duala area, the LNP is consulting the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) and the Governor of the Borough of New Kru Town to begin the process.
He said the following the consultation, the LMA and the Police will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which marketers will be compelled to respect.
Col. Saah said the Duala area will be a case study for other markets, including the Red Light market in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.