Liberians react to tariff cut on cement and fuel
Liberians have been reacting to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s Executive Order issued last week, extending the removal of protective tariff on import of cement and fuel.
According to the presidential decree, this means selected entities will be exempt from customs duties on fuel.
Liberia currently has only one company manufacturing the key commodity and the post war construction demand has far overstretched its capacity to adequately supply the local market.
The Johnson-Sirleaf’s government says the tariff cutting measure would address the rising cost of two strategic commodities and would help boost national reconstruction in the post-war nation.
But what are the views on the streets about the tariff removal on cement and fuel?
WADR’s Monrovia Correspondent William Selmah has been finding out in this report.Tweet