Mr. Ibrahim Sannoh Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority – SLRSA has said in a meeting with Transport Stakeholders that the SLRSA’s Responsibility is to the Citizens of Sierra Leone.
He made this statement while addressing cross section of road transport stakeholders at the Mile 38 Check Point along the Waterloo – Masiaka Highway past Thursday 21st March 2019. He said they were appointed by His Excellency Julius Maada Bio to fulfill their promise in having a better and a well secured road network and transport system.
He said the SLRSA cannot work in isolation that is why the Authority is partnering with key stakeholders like the forces to enforce the law and ensure that users strictly abide by all laws legislated in the country.
According to him, the police and the road safety corps are always on the streets to ensure road safety, but road traffic crashes are still on the increase. This ugly trend, he said, must be reversed as “the life of every Sierra Leonean despite his or her social status is equally important.”
Despite the challenges confronted by the authority, Mr. Sannoh said that SLRSA have established thirteen offices across the country in order to achieve the authority’s mandate. He assured that the Authority will continue to engage the traffic police and sensitize road users and the public at large especially the commercial drivers.
The SLRSA boss registered his authority’s commitment on incentives and other emoluments for border or check point staff to motivate them in the discharge of their duties.
The Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of Traffic Management and Road Safety, Sahr Senesie, said they have a duty to their citizens and the state. He admonished that they should not compromise their integrity which is key in upholding the fundamental principles in policing. He appealed that, “we should be our brothers’ keeper.”
Other personnel from sister institutions expressed similar sentiments in showering praises at the SLRSA’s Deputy Executive Director and said that his leadership style is second to none since the establishment of the authority.