The Ministry of Transport reveals plans to launch sea transportation in the country to boost transport here.
Speaking at celebration of the International Day of Women recently on behalf of the Rail and Waterway Department of the Ministry, Ms Siatta P. Harmon, says the department is one of the newly created departments (established in 2018) and since its establishment they have been working to ensure waterway transport gets underway to ease transportation constraint citizens face across Liberia.
Ms Harmon notes, Liberia is surrounded by water, and transportation poses serious constraint to citizens, adding that it was against such backdrop that the department thought it wise to work along with the ministry and the government at large to open waterway transportation.
“When this waterway transportation is launched, it will ease the tension on the transpiration sector mostly market women, and other that use rivers to migrate from one county to another”, she adds.
Assistant Transport Minister for Administration and Insurance, Madam Nuwoe A.D. Scott, says International Women Day is set aside for women all around the world to celebrate their achievements, especially those hardworking women who sacrifice their lives in contributing to society.
Minister Scott says theme of this year’s celebration is, “Gender Equality in Service Delivery”, noting that the role of the Ministry of Transport is basically to deliver service to the public thru showcasing women working side by side with their male counterparts in delivering services to the public.
“Upon your arrival to our ministry, we have women who are delivering service in various departments, including driving license, motor vehicle registration, among others”.
By Lewis S. Teh