Less than a week after the lifting of a ban prohibiting commercial motorcyclists from plying major streets in Monrovia, labeled by Police as ‘No Go Zone’, the Senate has summoned Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue, to defend the decision.
Senate Pro-tempore, Albert Chie on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 mandated the secretary of the Senate to invite Inspector Sudue to appear before the Senate plenary on Thursday, March 8, at 1:00 pm to give reason for reversing the decision placed on commercial motorcyclists.
The Senators’ decision was reached after two separate communications from Monterrado County Senators Geraldine Doe-Sherif and Stephen Zargo of Lofa County, in which they called the attention of their colleagues to the resurfacing of commercial motorcycles onto the principal streets of Monrovia.
Senators said the lifting of the no-go zone restriction is likely to increase the number of motor accidents and deaths.
It can be recalled that the Police Inspector met with motorcyclists recently at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex to explain the President George Weah’s Pro-poor agenda and to lift part of the restrictions imposed on commercial motorcyclists by his predecessor.
Meanwhile, Nimba County Senator, Prince Johnson has said the lifting of the ban on the commercial motorcyclists is in line with President Weah’s pro-poor agenda.