The deputy vice chancellor of the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences(COMAHS), Professor .S.M. Gevao, has said encroachment of the college’s land at Kossoh Town faces serious challenges to that institution.
The deputy vice chancellor and the vice chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone, Professor Aiah Gbakima, were complaining during the swearing in ceremony of newly qualified medical doctors, pharmacists and nurses.
He said despite the services employed by the ministry of lands to evict all encroachers and demolish illegal structures, the job was partly done.
Professor Gevao explained that some of the encroachers appeared very determined and influential to challenge the college’s authority.
“Even the road once leading to the campus has been taken and four houses built on it”, he said.
Even more saddened, he continued, was the encroachment on the land by an official from the ministry of lands who was now constructing a road through the land having built on it.
“This is totally unacceptable and we are bringing this to the attention of government to solicit immediate action to reverse this unfortunate situation as such behaviour by someone, whom we expect to protect the interest of the college, is indeed regrettable to say the least,” he stated.