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Liberia launches ‘luxury’ car number plates

Liberia is one of the poorest countries in Africa

The cash-strapped government in Liberia has introduced the use of personalised number plates for vehicles.

Dubbed “vanity” or “luxury” plates, they will cost between $1,000 (£731) and $1,500 annually.

The annual fee for regular plates is usually around $100, depending on the vehicle.

Those willing to fork out money for a more personal touch would be able chose which characters and numbers appear their plates, official said.

With little direct investment coming into Liberia over the last three years, the government of President George Weah, a former football star, is having to come up with create ways to generate much-needed revenue.