By Jenkins Bawoh
Deputy Director General Sierra Leone Roads Authority, Abdulai Ansumana expressed delight at the ‘Dozing Width’ of the Mongere-Yele-Matotoka Road that was contracted to Mokaba Construction and General Services. At a stop along the 49km Mongere-Yele-Matotoka road which was awarded to Mokaba Construction and General Services, the DDG stated that “This is a real example of the exact width of the roads all the contractors were awarded”. He went on to say that “all the roads are to be broadened as the projects calls for a two-way vehicle traffic roads”.
However, more than 60% of the 214km road length to be regraveled in Bo, is yet to be brushed and cleared. 8km of the 49km road length awarded to Mokaba has been brushed and cleared. Chief Executive Officer Mokaba Construction Gerald Nhabay however stated that: “I would have gone far by now has it not been SLRA that stopped me working”.
28km of the 39km road length awarded to Planning Green Future-Pgf has been brushed. Engineer Maada Jusu of Pgf promised that the remaining 11km of Lot35 would be done within next April if SLRA gives Pgf the next tranche of the project money. However, drainage system on their road was irregular and it was against this that SLRA Senior Engineers advised them to secure a board or iron template for the exactness of the drainage system on the road.
Nothing seems to be done on the 60km Koribondo-Sahn-Malen-Pujehun road length awarded to Unique Solutions Company Limited.
The roads are part of a Le108,954,488,098.31 ‘Major and Minor Road Regraveling Project undertaken by SLRA and the project is exclusively funded by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Finance.