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Operation WID to benefit scrap metal mongers

Operation WID to benefit scrap metal mongers

As Operation WID takes effect in the Capital City, concerns have been raised as to what the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) will do with the confiscated vehicles parked inside SLRTA compound whose owners have not turned up to pay the fines levied for defaulting and going against the operation.

Speaking on this issue, the Director of SLRTA, Dr. Sarah Bendu explained to this medium that the abandoned vehicles in their compound will  be given away to scrap metal mongers to take away so that there will be more space for the authority to do its appointed task.

When asked to comment on what they will do in case abandoned vehicle owners fail to retrieve their properties, the agile SLRTA boss replied that she will give them ample time for abandoned properties to be retrieved, if not they will call on those dealing with scrap metal to clear up the compound.

Dr. Sarah Bendu emphasized that SLRTA charges defaulters overnight parking fees as the authority is trying to provide more parking space for defaulting vehicles in this operation. However, she is admonishing owners of these vehicles to  retrieve their vehicles so as to prevent their properties from being carted away as scrap metal.

Investigations have revealed that most vehicles are abandoned in the streets simply because their owners could not access spare parts to get their machines running. Prior to the execution of operation WID, concerns were raised by authorities and concerned citizens that the streets should be cleared to ease traffic congestion, especially in Freetown.

SLRTA Bbs has reiterated that Operation WID is here to stay, noting that  the operation is not a witch hunt especially  to commercial bike riders who are grumbling that their source of livelihood has been affected through this operation.

By Ilyasa Baa

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