Barely three months to his appointment as Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) Mr. Ibrahim Sannoh has sumptuously worked with the Board, Staff and management to actualize the dream of His Excellency the President, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio to digitalize the operations and services of the SLRSA.
It could be recalled that, the President in his State Opening address to the nation call for the use of ICT as a tool to develop the Human Capital index of the Nation. “I have pondered over the President Speech on moving Sierra Leone forward to align with the emerging global technology in service delivery, with management and my staff at the Authority, we are not far from actualizing the dream of President Bio” the statuesque Executive Director alluded.
The Executive Director went on to say that the Authority is launching the Electronics-Fitness that will help determine whether a vehicle is Road worthy or not as this will help address the beleaguered process of the paper base fitness check-lists for both the Vehicle Examiners and our esteemed customers.
Part of the launch was the electronics automated life card, this new technology the executive director explained will help in keeping the customers life card durable as long as the vehicle is road worthy. The new Vehicle Cards he reiterated are pre-printed with securitize QR Code and other features that are not visible with the eye.
Daniel C. Kaitibie, the Authority’s Transport Manager said, the Electronics-Fitness test for vehicles materialized at a time when the Authority had re-categorized Vehicles, the justification of the re-categorization of vehicles the Transport Manager said, Licenses are a form of Road tax and that Vehicles are taxed on their ability to cause wear and tear on the road, “the heavier the vehicle, the greater chances it cause wear and tear on the road” Daniel C. Kaitibie espoused. All Vehicle examiners have been provided with IPads and the system is programmed in such a way that every vehicle that passes fitness will be traced to the vehicle examiner as this will help the authority to curb out vehicles that are not road worthy.
Exhibiting the new tech, the Management Information System Analyst, Glen Cole explained that, digitalizing the operations of the SLRSA is his autmost priority and that the new *E-Fitness* is efficient and accurate, and that it is only accessible within the SLRSA network making it more secure and safe. With supports from the management of the SLRSA, the MIS team is poised to transforming the SLRSA from a paper based agency to a digitalized authority whose services can efficiently be accessible from online and everywhere in the country. Glen Cole stated.