RSA boss warns against illegal acquisition of licenses


June 29, 2015 By Ibrahim Tarawallie

Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) on Friday (June 26) pleaded with drivers and bike riders to desist from bypassing the legal procedures in obtaining licenses for their vehicles and motorbikes.

Speaking during the commissioning of the institution’s new outlet at Waterloo in the Western Rural, Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu urged owners and drivers of motor vehicles and bikes to ensure they make good use of the facility because, according to her, there would be no excuse for their vehicles, lorries and bikes being caught without the appropriate licenses.

“There will be no excuse should your cars, vans and or lorries and bikes be caught without the appropriate licenses. Please do not bypass the legal procedures to obtain your licenses,” she pleaded.

Dr. Bendu stated that her institution has put in place measures to ensure that motor vehicles and bikes and their drivers and riders go through the correct procedures in obtaining licenses.

She maintained that the SLRSA Board of Directors, management and staff remain increasingly focused, committed and resolved to perform their functions by being visibly present in all areas, especially the populous ones where there are high risk of road accidents.

She ended by stating that with the commissioning of their new outlet in the Waterloo community, they would be able to work with the Sierra Leone Police to effectively, efficiently and economically manage road traffic in the country.

Also, SLRSA Board of Directors Chairman, Rev. Michael Samura, welcomed the commissioning of the new outlet and assured of the board’s support to ensure that the institution is visible across the country.

Commissioning the new outlet, Minister of Transport and Aviation, Leonard Balogun Koroma, commended the SLRSA management, especially the Executive Director Dr. Sarah Bendu, for their hard work in pushing forward the national road safety strategy.