For some months now the Kenema City Council have been stepping up efforts in improving the terrible road situation in that depraved city. However some contractors are yet to meet acceptable standards.
In a proactive move, on Sunday March 29, 2009, a cross section of the Kenema Civil Society (KENDICS) went on a tour of mainly the culvert and drainage work already being done or in progress.
At the end of the exercise they registered their disappointment with the poor quality of work.
Among the sites visited were the construction sites linking Massaquoi Street and Momoh Gottor street junction, Combema road and Coker Jah street junction, Demby Street and Humunya Avenue among others. Some newly constructed areas are already caving in.
A senior member of KENDICS Lahai Galiwa assured the press of civil society’s commitment to monitoring all construction exercises within the Kenema city with a view to ensuring contractors’ compliance for effective and efficient work.
Mr. Galiwa further threatened to expose any contractor found wanting. He therefore appealed to all contractors to live up to expectations to avoid embarrassment.
He also called on those awarding contracts to make sure that they monitor the projects to ensure work is done according to job specification. On a complimentary note Galiwa, on behalf of KENDICS commended the Kenema City Council for embarking on road maintenance in the city and its environs.