Ahead of Christmas and New Year… Mayor to intensify operation WID
In its effort to ensure that the people of Freetown spend Christmas and New Year in an atmosphere that is free from heavy vehicular and human traffic, His Worship the Mayor of Freetown City Council has revealed that there are plans on the way to clear the city of Freetown soon. (Photo: His Worship the Mayor with Sanitation and road safety stakeholders)
At a meeting held yesterday in the Mayor’s Parlour with stakeholders in charge of Sanitation and Road Safety, Mayor Bode Gibson informed them that the city is still becoming too over congested and traffic has taking over the entire city, coursing a lost of delay in people’s lives.
He disclosed that very soon the Freetown City Council in collaboration with SLP, SLRTA, SLRA, Drivers and Traders Union will undertake a major operation to clear the streets of Freetown by taking off all objects that are coursing a hell of traffic in the city. Moving round the city, the Mayor noted that people especially and vehicles owners are refusing to comply with the laws of operation WID as traders he noted are still selling their goods in prohibited areas, whiles some traders have again put up structures on the road sides, trading in prohibited areas that was demolished by police and City Council.
The operation he noted will last for one week to ensure that the roads are free from heavy traffic congestion as his aim is to ensure that people in Freetown including those who will be coming from the provinces and other part of the world to spend the Christmas and the new in Freetown be accorded the pleasure to enjoy their holidays in a city that is clean and free from traffic.
He also complained that the Central Business District which is considered to be an official area especially where the office of the President is located is faced with many challenges as people are disposing rubbish all around and abandoned scrapped vehicles, coursing accident in the city.
He also said that for this operation they will have to employ the service of 50 personnel comprising of both Metropolitan, and Sierra Leone Police Force to carry out the operation and maintain it, as they will arrest and charge anyone who will have to challenge the laws of Operation WID.
Operations Manager of Masada, Marlom Sesay said that Masada will be clearing the high ways, and they will also be cleaning and Collecting rubbish within the legal exist points together with the Freetown City Council in collaboration with various councilors.
National Police Traffic Coordinator, Supt. Ambrose M. Sovula informed the Mayor that for the task to be effective, they need to consider personnel in terms of logistics and allowances especially to continue enforcing the laws.
By Zainab F.Kanu, Strategic Media and Development Communications Unit
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