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Traffic Wardens undermine Operation WID in Sierra Leone

Traffic Wardens undermine Operation WID in Sierra Leone

Traffic Wardens are reported to be seriously undermining the ongoing Operation WID that was recently launched by President Ernest Bai Koroma in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Alford Dillet reports.

Operation WID has been launched to clear stationary vehicles off the streets of the central business district but it appears Traffic Wardens are hell bent on bastardizing the entire process by maintaining vehicles on the streets.

Clamped vehicles that are ticketed remain occupying the streets for several hours even when the drivers pay the fine to the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) account at the Eco Bank.

On Monday this week, Traffic Wardens clamped a parked vehicle with registration number ACC 122 along Pademba Road. The red jeep owned by the Sierra Leone Vehicle Hiring Company with a driver called Hassan Sesay was immediately ticketed and the driver who was on hire hastened to pay the fine of a Le100,000 to avoid embarrassing the hirer but the vehicle could not be released till after several hours, a situation which frustrated the business of both the hirer, Aunty Marie and the driver.

The frustrated driver, Hassan Sesay, in an interview with Sierra Express Media expressed dissatisfaction over the delay in the release of his vehicle, describing the behavior of the Traffic Wardens as a calculated attempt to sabotage Operation WID.

If the Traffic Wardens continue such unpleasant attitude towards arrested and fined drivers, then we are afraid the operation will surely incur the wrath of drivers and even OKADA riders, a situation that can militate against the success of the operation.

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