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Public Notice on Waste Management and Disposal

Public Notice on Waste Management and Disposal

Following the re-election of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, specific issues have been identified as a national concern that need to be addressed immediately.  These issues include; waste management/garbage disposal, improve road safety and decongestion of city streets.

In this regard, the public is hereby informed that beginning Tuesday 1st January 2013 actions such as clearing of all abandoned vehicles, including scrap metal yards, street stalls, shops and traders in SLRA right-of-way, footpaths in Freetown and highways shall commence immediately.

The execution and enforcement of operations will commence with the following streets in Freetown immediately,

  1. Siaka Stevens Street
  2. Pademba Road
  3. Robert Street, John Street, Charles Street, Naimbana Street, Richard Street, and Thomas Street
  4. Congo Cross Road
  5. Sections of Lumley
  6. Wilkinson Road
  7. Spur Road

This exercise will continue for all streets in Freetown and other cities, during other dates to be announced.

Owners of all abandoned vehicles and scrap metal shops in city streets and highways are therefore requested to remove all such items immediately.  Street traders in all SLRA right-of-way in the above mentioned streets are expected to desist from all street trading and abide by the law.

The general public and all stakeholders are required to fully cooperate as there will be penalties and full enforcement of the law.

Sierra Leone Government, State House

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