Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has today Friday 18th September, 2020 during site visit at the collapsed Savage Street Bridge in Freetown assured of serious work to commence as soon as possible for the reconstruction of the bridge. He said that serious construction work should begin in a more secured manner as machineries would soon be deployed to ensure that government reconstruct the bridge within the shortest possible time.
He added that government has done an assessment of all bridges in Freetown and is determined to repair all old-fashioned bridges as well as those that are under serious threat. “It is unfortunate that the bridge has collapsed ahead of our government’s move to kick start the overall reconstruction of challenged bridges in the Western Area,” he stressed.
VP Juldeh Jalloh reiterated that the Minister of Works and Public Asset, Peter Bayuku Conteh has outlined the necessary plan of action and it is the right direction to go in order to rescue the ugly situation. “Our responsibility as a government is to make sure that the outlined plans of action are implemented to the letter as soon as possible,” he said.
Residents who spoke to this medium applauded the stance taken by the government and hope that the construction company awarded the contract will do justice to the work.
He called on the media to help disseminate to the wider public to stay-off from the bridge as he reiterated that the construction of the bridge will soon be in progress.