The newly transferred Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA) boss Edward Tengbeh to Kenema city has reaffirmed his office commitment to duty in the region.
He made this statement while speaking to the press in the city. He said he will enforce the road transport Act to the letter without jeopardizing the already cordial relationship his predecessor Arthur Brima set in the region.
Edward Tengbeh disclosed that the Sierra Leone Road (SLRTA) was established by an Act of Parliament and it is the sole body that is responsible for the implementation of the road traffic regulations in the country, and to ensure road safety.
Talking about the role of SLRTA Mr. Tengbeh says the SLRTA is also responsible for issuing licenses check for fitness of vehicle and many more.
Tengbeh also disclosed that an operation is ongoing to ensure that motor bikes and vehicles that are not road worthy and are unlicensed within his areas of operation should stop plying the route with immediate effect.
He says the SLRTA and the police are planning this joint operation to ensure that all motor bikes and vehicles are properly licensed to meet the regulations of the road traffic Act.
The road traffic boss called on vehicle owners to take their vehicles for fitness test, remarking that it’s the only way a certificate of fitness can be issued.
Contributing, the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority Public Relation Officer (PRO) Mr. Nilmalty Kamara says any vehicle and motor bike not registered will be arrested and taken to the authority’s office till all the obligations are met.
He says the grace period which was negotiated for in the district is now over and that there will be no excuse for non compliance of regulations.
The traffic warden supervisor Yayah Lahai says the SLRTA and its traffic wardens have done a marvelous work in the district and have always shown understanding with the public to avoid transport related problems within the community.