Vice President Boakai Welcomes the Establishment of New Transport Company

Friday, 12th March 2010
Monrovia,  Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has welcomed the establishment of a new transport company in the country.

He said providing adequate transportation for residents is one of the many challenges facing Liberia's first elected post-war government, and that bringing in additional buses to meet this critical need, is a welcome development for the government.

Vice President Boakai made the remarks Friday when a three-man delegation from the New Jersey, U.S based Nu Strata Logistics (LCC) transport company paid a courtesy call on him to brief him about their desire to bring in additional buses and work with the Monrovia Transit Authority to upgrade the nation's transport system.

"The buses that we have plying the streets are donated used buses, but what is important to us is to make transportation in the country sustainable and dependable.and your plan to bring in more buses to make the transport system efficient will be a welcome idea," Vice President said.

He said plans by the new company to build the capacity of local technicians and maintenance personnel to service the buses, was also a welcome idea.

Briefing Vice President Boakai earlier, the Managing Partner of Nu Strata, Mr. Barry C. Williams disclosed that their plan is to initially bring in 80 fully air-conditioned forty-five-seater buses and eventually employ 400 Liberians.

He said in addition to transportation, Nu Strata will also provide additional services for workers, including educating and training local mechanics and maintenance personnel to service the buses.

Other members of the delegation were Mr. W. Garrison Jackson, Corporate Managing Partner and Wilmot J. Gibson, Managing Partner for Operations of Nu Strata Logistics.