By Bridgett Milton
The House of Representatives has invited the Ministry of Transport and the Liberia Traffic Management to appear before its committees on Contracts and Judiciary to explain the origin of the contractual agreement between the Government of Liberia and the Liberia Traffic Management, a private entity.
The call followed a communication written to Plenary by Grand Bassa County electoral district #5 Representative Thomas A. Goshua.
According to Representative Goshua, he has closely followed discussions in the public about an attempt to usurp functions of the Ministry of Transport by outsourcing its major responsibilities, including the issuance of driver’s licenses, license plates, traffic lights maintenance and regulation as well as other related functions to a private company called Liberia Traffic Management.
Goshua further reveals that he also received information that the situation has created a stalemate between the Ministry of Transport and the Liberian National Police on one hand, and the Liberia Traffic Management on the other.
He warns that if care were not taken to resolve the impasse between the two government institutions and the private company, it may potentially undermine domestic revenue which could have an adverse impact on the development of the country.
In view of the foregoing, he suggests that the plenary invite the parties to explain how such a deal does not conflict with the Act that established the Ministry of Transport and to redefine the role of the Police in the entire situation. https://thenewdawnliberia.com/gol-liberia-traffic-management-to-sign-mou-today/Editing by Jonathan Browne