Resident blames SLRA for delay in Koidu road project
Koidu, May 19 (SLENA) – The Parliamentary Committee on Works Housing and Infrastructure has come down hard the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) for the slow pace at which the Koidu township roads are constructed. (Photo: House Committee on inspection tour with SLRA officials )
The Works committee members blamed SLRA for not doing proper monitoring of the ongoing road project in the Koidu towns which has become a source of anguish for the Koidu residents.
The Chairman of the committee, Hon. Kombor Kamara noted that since the inception of the road project in the Koidu city, SLRA has terminated services of two construction firms. The chairman expressed frustration over the concerns raised by the local authorities against SLRA and promised that his committee would act accordingly and appropriately to address the concerns raised by locals.
The Mayor of Koidu City Council, Emerson Sahr Lamina also expressed complete dissatisfaction over the roads construction project in his city, lamenting that the Kono township road project was the only project that has nothing to write home about despite several changes of contractors since the work started almost three years ago.
The mayor accused SLRA and the Guicopres construction company of having no link with council regarding the construction work and condemned the quality of materials and equipment used by the construction company.
The Paramount Chief of Tankoro Chiefdom, Paul Saquee said the people of Koidu town are totally bitter and dissatisfied with the pace at which the Koidu road construction project is being implemented, noting that the projects which were initiated to improve on the physical outlook of the township has turned out to bring disappointment to residents of Koidu city.
On his part, Paramount Chief Kamachaindeh of Gbense Chiefdom said he was doubtful of the Guicopres Company and not sure it would meet it time line owing to the current pace of the construction work, saying the delay in the project has the tendency of give negative impression about the government.
By Sulaiman Bah
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