Sierra Leone RTA Management Exposes ‘Whistle Blowers’
While the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) Executive Director, Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu (in photo) and management are trying to re-brand the battered image of the SLRTA, certain individuals are held bent on dragging their names into the mud.
A cross section of staff of the authority who said that want the continuation of progress of the authority described this ‘Whistle Blowers’ as cowards because they operate behind the scenes.
“If they have concerns let them forward them to the Board Directors of management who will be in a better position to handle them. We don’t discuss our dirty linens in the media as the management has held several meetings for everyone who have an axe-to-grind with management to come forward and explain,” a senior staff stated.
This medium has gathered this group of saboteurs that called themselves ‘Whistles Blowers’ are those who amass a lot of ill-gotten-wealth during the days of J. S. Kelfala now Mayor of the Kenema City Council.
This medium has also learn that the emergence of the ghost ‘Whistle Blowers’ came as a result of the Executive Director’s stands to stop wastage and leakages of funds.
The RTA staff threatened to name the names the so called Whistle Blowers but only if they persist and pledged to work towards the progress of the Authority.
It could be recalled that the authority was marred serious financial irregularities especially the licenses department where workers of that department connived with bank officials to reap the country of much needed funds.
Why should a group of people want to tarnish the hard-earned image of Dr. Sarah Bendu is now the subject of debate.
For the first time in the history of the authority a recorded sum of money was derived from license and other traffic offenses as the authority contributed 30% to the road fund.
Dr. Sarah Bendu is not running the authority as her house but that assignment is given to those competent enough to carry them.
That someone would want to compromise the integrity of the court system and the Anti Corruption Commission that discharge and acquit Dr. Sarah Bendu is an anathema for someone who is working tirelessly for the country.
To say also that the Executive Director is behaving like a megalomania and micro-managing the board with her husband is also unfair and uncalled for especially so when there are competent Directors to carry the job of the authority.
Recruitment is done by the Board of Directors only that a particular region is benefiting more so the Board of Directors must take a second look at its recruitment procedures for national cohesion.
Since her re-assumption of office, after winning charges levied on her by the ACC in the Court of Law, the Executive Director has contributed to the unification of the once divided institution as no one has been sacked or threatened with such action.
By A R Bedor
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