The Government of India has donated 14 Leyland Askor Buses to the Government of Liberia to boost the capacity of the National Transit Authority (NTA). The government made the announcement yesterday through the Deputy Information Minister for Technical Services, Mr. Robert W. Kpadeh at the daily Ebola Press Conference held at the Ministry of Information.
Minister Kpadeh said this is the third time that India is donating buses to the NTA as means of boosting the country’s public transport sector.
Minister Kpadeh acknowledged that the Government of Liberia is pleased and welcomed the Indian Government’s donation, noting that the buses will be used for the intended purpose.
He said the buses will be used to extend public transport services to the various counties in a bid to serve people not only in urban areas but rural areas as well.
Meanwhile the Government of Liberia has urged politicians and others engaged in campaigning activities to know that the country is fighting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease and as such they should observe all precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health.
Minister Kpadeh said people should observe these measures and avoid crowded places, stop shaking hands and hugging each other at political rallies.