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Hill-Side Road Begins This Month

Hill-Side Road Begins This Month

Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Alimamy Koroma (in photo) has said in Freetown that the construction work on the Hill-Side by-pass road will start this month; expressing the need for the road construction, citing the huge traffic congestion that besieges the city of Freetown.

He said the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) was “currently paying compensation” and issuing conveyances to the affected property owners and that the work of the construction of the by-pas road will kick start this month.

Mr. Koroma told Sierra Express Media that demolition of houses along the project site would start in a few days’ time. “If you go along Pademba Road, you’ll see machines assembled there. We’ll soon hand over the site to the contractors after the demolition of houses,” he said.

However, some of the affected property owners had earlier claimed that they were under-compensated for their houses.  They also said did not know where they would be relocated.

The Works and Infrastructure Minister has also expressed dissatisfaction over the pace at which the rehabilitation of certain roads in the capital was going. He said the government was urging the contractors to speed-up the rehabilitation exercise.

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