The Post and Telecommunications Minister highlighted that the presence of such lights and other warning signals are essential for aircraft navigational safety and even for the safety of residents in communities where these poles and towers are erected.
He said it will be very disastrous for residents in communities where these poles and towers are located in case there is an air accident involving planes hitting into such towers. He said the Liberian government can be sued by planes that may involve into such accidents.
Dr. Norkeh noted that protecting Liberia's air-space will give users the opportunity to easily move in every part of the country. He thus urged the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that laws are promulgated by the National Legislature to that effect and to make sure that such laws aree rigorously enforced without fear or favor.
He said such a legal framework will go a long way in mitigating plane crashes especially at night as a result of the absence of such light. “The Liberian government can be sued for negligence if stakeholders concerned fail to implement such laws.
The Posts and Communications minister however lauded some radio stations, television stations and GSM companies that are making sure that towers that they are planting are fitted with navigational safety lights.