Sierra Leone has been suspended from the ECOWAS brown card insurance scheme for not paying its contribution to the General Council of Togo over the last three years. The unpaid sum totals 84 000 USD.
Sierra Leonean vehicles are no longer allowed to enter any member country of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a brown card. Foreign vehicles are also no longer allowed to cross into Sierra Leone with a brown card.
This decision is applicable until the country settles its situation with the General Council in Togo.
It should be noted that the ECOWAS brown card insurance system was adopted in 1982 to ensure simple and fair compensation to victims of traffic accidents caused by non-resident drivers.