t is heart-warming indeed that last Saturday at least one hundred and forty nine men and women of Sierra Leone Road Safety Corps have I officially joined the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA). What this means is additional Road Safety Corps to manage road safety business under the New Direction. It also is an indication than at least one hundred and forty nine young Sierra Leoneans from all tribes and from all regions is now gainfully employed and this is a big plus for the Pando Noahled administration under President Julius Maada Bio. Of course as is usual with forces, prior to the passing out, these newly-recruited corps underwent eight weeks of intensive training at the Sierra Leone Peacekeeping & Law Enforcement Academy (SILEA) in Hastings before going for another three weeks training on the streets to know the traffic rules. Notably during the course of their stay, trainings were offered such as Introduction to Law, Traffic Rules and Regulations and many other essential courses that are relevant to the operations of the officers. In his usual oratory, the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon who was the special guest at the occasion, informed his large audience that the New Direction’s vision is to make the roads of Sierra Leone among the safest in Africa and the world at large by improving road safety management through empowering and strengthening the lead road safety agency – the SLRSA Corps. He maintained that, his government is committed to reducing death and disability due to road traffic crashes. Because the POLITICAL WILL has been established to overcome the considerable road safety challenges in the country, the Executive Director of SLRSA: Political Will at Work SLRSA, Panda-Noah said that Sierra Leone is poised to be the safest place in Africa for road users by reducing 50% of road fatalities by 2020. The Head of Media of the Sierra Leone Police, Superintendent Brima Kamara admonished the recruits to implement what they have been taught during the training at the Police Peacekeeping Mission Academy. He called on them to work and do the right thing, always for that will increase public confidence and morale of the SLRSA. The newly recruited Road Safety Corps are the first batch of officers SLRSA has certified under the New Direction led Administration in order to provide effective traffic management system across the country.
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