The Hon. Musa Tamba MP for constituency 03 in the Kailahun District has called on the people of Kailahun and Kenema Districts to stand up and call for the immediate resumption of the first phase construction of the Kenema / Koindu Road. Addressing members of the press and civil society organisations in Kenema and Kailahun districts he said he is in Parliament to represent Kissy Teng and Kissy Kama under the SLPP umbrella, adding Kissy Teng constitute Koindu Town on the Liberia and Guinea border which host the disputed border town of Yenga. He explained that the Kenema Koindu Road is in two phases, phase one is from Kenema to Pendembu and Phase two is from Pendembu to Koindu town.
Hon. Tamba said his people in Kailahun and Kenema Districts are very concerned because up to now there is no sign of activity of the first phase of the road work between Kenema and Pendembu Town. He disclosed that the former President Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabba sought the $15m dollars fund for the first phase of the road project and the current President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has signed the contract with a Korean company ISU and has also commissioned the road work in Kenema recently. He said President Koroma informed residents of Segbwema, Daru, Pendembu, Mobai, Kailahun, Buedu and Kangama all in Kailahun District that the contract is for 36 months and assured that the construction will be done well. Hon Sam however stated that when the President was on his way to Kailahun they went with some machines as if the work is about to start, just after the President left the machines disappeared from Kailahun District. He also stated that the three months mobilization period has expired and there is no sign of resources both human and materials – seen on the road.
He said the President called on all MPs of Kenema and Kailahun Districts to monitor the road work to ensure that it is being done to standard. He appealed to His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Koroma and Munda Rogers of Sierra Leone Road Authority (SLRA) to actualize the Kenema Pendembu road work now.
By Saffa Moriba