National Traffic Coordinator Outlines Strategies
The national traffic coordinator superintendent Michael Suvola disclosed that the former operation to clamp down on motor bikes plying the central business district was not effective due to lack of supervision from various management levels.
We have decided to change the strategies adding that they are to avoid prohibited areas, therefore a slogan has been devised which says “put a thief to catch a thief” noting that there are new bikes that have been purchased by the Sierra Leone police for the traffic division which will be used to catch lawless ‘okada’ riders and drivers.
Supt. Sovula also disclosed that a good number of bikes have been arrested and the riders have been charge to court but maintain that there are still challenges, which entails confrontation by other security forces, the inability of the union to get their riders under control, incitement is another plague in the involvement of Okada riders, he stressed that several meetings has been held with the union executive on the operations of the police with regard to the movement of the riders to avoid the central business district.
The supt. said they are determined to promote road safety all over the country. He expressed his utmost respect to the Lumley and Congo Cross traffic divisions headed by ASP. Victoria I. Sesay and ASP. Bangura for their hard work and maintained that they should continue to do more.
By: Abdulia Bangura
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