The Public Relations Officer of the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) Kenema District, Bockarie Koroma, and Kailahun District Engineer Alfred Moseray paid a courtesy call to the Resident Minister East William Juana Smith at his office in Kenema .
Koroma said the purpose of visit was to explain to the Resident Minister East about plans the Authority had for the two districts He informed the Minister that the upgrading of certain major roads and streets in both districts would commence soon.
The two SLRA officers disclosed to the Resident Minister East about the immediate demolition of certain structures in Kenema city. He said those whose structures are on the right of way will be asked to remove it on their own, but if they refused, SLRA would demolish them and the owner would be involved in the expenses.
Exercises, which will continue in both districts as SLRA, continue its work. He said no compensation would be paid to owners whose structures are on the right of way.
The Minister welcomed the idea of SLRA in putting Kailahun and Kenema districts back to footing in terms of good road network systems in the region. He commended the people of Kenema and Kailahun districts in observing the right of way exercise, which the minister said is patriotism and is part of development.
Mr Smith told the two SLRA officials about his visit to the former SLRA Executive Director whom he informed about the deplorable conditions of roads in the eastern region. He ended by saying that good roads mean development in the country and improvement for its people.