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MOT to Decentralize Activities

first_imgTransport Minister-designate, Madam Angela Cassell Bush, has said decentralization of the transport sector to three regions including Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh would be one of her priority areas during her tenure as Minister of Transport.According to her Madam Bush, her administration would do the decentralization for efficiency and revenue generation purposes.Appearing before the Senate Committee on Transport Monday, August 11, the Transport Minister-designate disclosed that as part of the country’s development strategy, she intends to fully automate the driver’s license and vehicle registration processes within the Ministry.She noted that her aim is to work with relevant government ministries and agencies to close the gap or the leakages in these processes, reduce fraud and further enhance the revenue generation capacity of the Ministry.Presenting her 180-Action Plan, Madam Bush asserted that the conduct of series of inter-agency reviews to assist them better understand the structural, policy, legal and technical challenges facing the sector.“We will use and build on all existing documentations. We will initiate a scheme for effective coordination amongst agencies within the sector. Along these lines, we will work to activate the national transport policy and strategy implementation steering committee chaired by the Ministry of Transport and co-chaired both GIZ and Ministry of Public Works with the National Port Authority (NPA), National Transit Authority (NTA) Roberts International Airport (RIA) serving as members.“As the sector Minister, we will work with relevant stakeholders to review the status of reconstruction works at the RIA, particularly our airport runaway, in light of the current crisis,” Madam Bush asserted.Within the same period, she assured the legislature of her administration’s desire to focus more energy on soft projects such as the setting up of a one-stop shop, developing policy manuals, strengthening the internal control framework and capacity development.She pledged her commitment to engaging regional and international partners including the Roberts Flight Information Region (RFIR) to ensure audio visual monitoring of airplanes operating in the airspace of the three member countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in strict compliance with regional and international transport policies and regulations.In response, Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff encouraged the nominee to be proactive and must stick to her plans of transformation at the ministry.The Transport Minister’s confirmation report is expected to be read before plenary for possible confirmation or rejection.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LRA Commissioner General Blasts “Tax Evaders”

first_imgMr. Nah: “We did not come to dismiss anyone from job, but to encourage everyone performs to the best.”The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thomas Doe Nah, has described tax evaders as “corrupt people,” whose actions are negatively impacting development.Mr. Nah spoke recently at an integrity award program organized by the Accountability Lab-Liberia. He emphasized that Liberians yearn for development, and want infrastructures to be erected in a day, but they have reneged on paying their real estate taxes that should bring to pass those things desired for development in present day Liberia.“We go to places in Europe, America, and other African countries, and see infrastructures.  Those infrastructures came from taxpayers’ money,” he said.Mr. Nah added, “tax compromise is not acceptable in many countries as done in the country, because Liberians like to evade tax payment. This is an act of corruption.”He then stressed that there was no need Liberians beg other countries, including the great United States, for aid, “because the money European Union, and the United States send [to Liberia] come from taxpayers.”He said if Liberians were honest to pay their taxes, there would be no need to beg others for almost everything, including the staple diet.Mr. Nah also attributed Liberia’s retrogression to “integrity” problem; which according to him, is dragging the country backward.He said many Liberians want job, but they shun those processes that lead to getting the job.“It is unfortunate that people will want job, but are not able to sit a test to prove their abilities for the job, but to rather rely on ‘who knows you’ to beat the system,” he said.He noted that some Liberians have their agenda without regard for ethics and integrity, which he said leads them to arbitrarily sack people in a workplace, and replace them with people of interest to them.Mr. Nah said while taking over at the LRA, suspicion grew that he was going to sack people from their jobs to replace them with either relatives or close associates, but he dispelled that notion by not going in that direction.“A person can only be taken out of his/her position if that person does not do the job or commits an act that is against the policy of the entity.  I did not come to take anyone from job just because I am the boss,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more