LTA Act Signed

Wednesday, 25th July 2007
President Sirleaf Signs the LTA Act at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
President Sirleaf Signs the LTA Act at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: James M. Garresen, II/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed into law the Liberia Telecommunications Act of 2007. The Act among other measures, seeks to improve government’s revenue base through proper taxation and licensing fees. It establishes separate regulatory and policy making agencies to standardize the Telecommunications Sector in Liberia, using international best practices. The Telecommunications Law also seeks to discourage practices of monopoly while encouraging competition and private investment in the Telecommunications Sector. It also aims to improve the living standard of citizens, add value to the economy of the country and provide the needed development in the infrastructure of the country.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President has also signed into law the Zinc and Copy Book Act, intended to reduce the tariff on the importation of the items, with the aim of reducing the prices of the items, thereby making them more affordable.

At the signing, the President thanked the members of the National Legislature for their deliberation and expressed the hope that both legislations will benefit the Liberian nation and people.

The House and Senate Chairpersons on Executive, Representative Ketekumeh Murray and Senator Gloria Scott, as well as Senate and House Committee members on Telecommunications witnessed Tuesday’s signing ceremony.