Following the cries about the bad state of the roads which recently came from the Tengbeh town community heralded by their parliamentary representative Hon. Chernor Jalloh specifically over the non performance of the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) in repairing the slope failure in their community, government has finally saw reason to sack Ishmeal Kebbay the SLRA Director General.
Kebbay will now be replaced by the man he succeeded Mr Akindele George Beckley.
Since leaving the country Aki Beckley has been working in Ghana where he has been directly responsible for developing what is now widely acknowledged as one of the finest and well maintained road systems in the sub region.
Reacting to the Government statement, Mr Beckley said he left the Authority in a different position and is coming in another position “I am going in to provide management advice.”
Mr Beckley explained that that he is coming as a consultant “to help in the reform process that some of the development partners have requested for in the Roads Authority”
He explained that he is “going to assist them (SLRA) in setting up the structures and making sure the Authority is staffed and equipped to ensure the Authority can carry out its functions in a timely and efficient manner.”
He admitted “There is a lot of work to be done” adding “I don’t know the status in terms of staffing and funding, (but) We will look at what has happened over the years, what is required to be done, and how best we can go forward in the short, medium and long term”
Mr Beckley was however quick to warn “don’t expect miracles within a very short time but we will definitely get there.”
Meanwhile soon after the news was made public some pedestrians were calling for the anti corruption commission to investigate the use of government funds by the Kebbay administration.