The Chief Superintendent of Police Joseph Kabia who has just been transferred to Bo as the new Local Unit Commander yesterday met with the new executive of the Motor Drivers and General Transport Workers Union in the South.
In his address he told the driver: “let us work in partnership.” Working in partnership he said was highly vital to the smooth running of the affairs of the general motor drivers.
He emphasized that in the affairs of the drivers the Police are the principal stakeholders.
The Police he however explained usually turn out to be a headache to drivers, but it was against this that he appealed to the drivers to report any unwanted behaviour of the police to drivers to the complainant division at the Sierra Leone Police.
The area of “information gathering and sharing” he stated was important in the relationship between the drivers and the police.
Drivers he related are a sort of public relations as they experience and know things happening in the society more than the police.
Trouble spots and makers he averred should be reported to the police. It was against this that he asked for a true cooperation.
He also appealed to them for the payment of dues which he said was a “wahala.” Though just a week old in Bo, LUC Joseph Kabbia praised the people of Bo saying: “The people of Bo are hospitable and accommodating.”
Against this background he asked the executive to have a peaceful relationship.
He himself he explained is a friend of drivers as he has worked with the unions in all the areas that he has served.