SLRTC General Manager embarrasses Transport Minister
A source at the Sierra Leone Roads Transport Corporation (SLRTC), has intimated to this paper that SLRTC General Manager, Bockarie Lewis Kamara, on Monday, October 21 this year, caused serious embarrassment to the Minister of Transport and Aviation (MTA), Leonard Balogun Koroma aka Logus (in photo).
The source explained that on Monday, October 21 this year, the Minister was at Calaba town to ensure that the SLRTC buses on provincial routes should help transport people to their places of activities before leaving for the provinces at ten o’clock in the morning as has been agreed between the Ministry and the SLRTC, but that disappointingly most of the earmarked travelled to the provinces without carrying out the assignment.
The sources further explained that the Minister felt so disappointed and embarrassed that he publicly expressed his dissatisfaction over what he termed as sabotage by Mr. Bockarie Lewis Kamara, in the presence of his Deputy Minister Hon. Ibrahim Mansaray alais Wasinga, the National Traffic Coordinator, Superintendent of Police Ambrose Sovula, the Director of Traffic Management, Chief Superintendent of Police Vincent Kinnie Nabieu, the District Traffic Officer (DTO) of ‘D’ Divisional Police, Inspector Victoria I. Sesay, representatives of the Motor Drivers and Commercial Riders Union.
The sources further stated that stakeholders in the transport business have called on the Minister to query Mr. Bockarie Lewis Kamara while some others say President Ernest Bai Koroma should sack him out right.
Most commuters that were interviewed by the investigating team of this paper said that under his reign as General Manager of the SLRTC, about forty buses have become grounded while the revenue base of the Corporation has become very poor.
They described his handling of the transportation issue in the country as lethargic.
Up to the time we went to press late last night, Mr. Bockarie Lewis Kamara could not be reached to react to the allegations as he refused to grant us an interview, claiming to be too busy to talk to us.
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