The secretary general of the Civil Society in Sierra Leone, Charles Mambu, has disclosed that 95 Bumbuna poles and 10.000 yards of cables have been stolen. Mr Mambu, who was delivering a paper on the role of Civil Society in governance at an African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) workshop in Kenema, said the Government had achieved many things including peace and democracy.
Despite these achievements, he noted, the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) “has blundered in the area of energy and power which has the propensity to develop Sierra Leone”.
He said the Bumbuna electricity would have long been completed had there been the political will to act swiftly against enemies of the state.
Mr Mambu revealed that some time ago he discovered that three stores where filled with Bumbuna cables at Kanikay, in Freetown, and that a counsellor was implicated in the theft.
He disclosed that a Lebanese man was in possession of the cables ready for shipment but noted that the police in charge of investigation swept the matter under the carpet.
The 95 stolen poles, he said, were discovered when the World Bank awarded him a monitoring contract.