Hundreds of Kenema residents sang praises of AIG Alfred Karrow Kamara for disenforcing the use of crash helmets by motorbike riders and passengers as a strategy in the anti Ebola campaign.
The AIG on Tuesday 24th June 2014 announced in the full view of hundreds of residents including motorbike riders that effective that date, the compulsory use of crash helmets by motorbike riders and passengers has been temporary lifted. Motorbike riders and their passengers were before now compelled to use crash helmets as a preventive measure in the case of road accidents.
AIG Karrow Kamara said he was responding the huge clarion call by members of the public who were concerned the use of crash helmets as a sure way of ransmitting the Ebola virus through sweat. He said the enforcement rule earlier was a preventive measure and that disenforcing it as well is equaly a preventive measure against a deadly virus that is permeating the region. He however stated that the enforcement rule would be reinstated once the Ebola threat subsides in the country.
The AIG maintained that he is taken the measure in view of police mandate to maintain law and order and to protect life and property. “This action therefore, is part of our communiy policing interest and in the interest of the general safety of the community.
He called on all and sundry to continue providing vital information to the security forces on a timely basis to enhance peace and security. He told the riders and passengers to abide to the rle strickly as a precaution against the Ebola virus.
Ordinary people on the streets of Kenema city are highly appreciative of the AIG’s move. Mama Baindu of Kpetewoma section in Kenema said she is very much appeciative of Karrow Kamara’s actions since his being in he reion as police Head are very well in the interest of the community and is people.
By Saffa Moriba
Thursday June 26, 2014