SLRSA Deputy Executive Director Excels in Ethiopia

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November 27, 2018

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SLRSA Deputy Executive Director speaking at the continental workshop in Ethiopia 

Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority’s (SLRSA) Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Sannoh, whilst representing his country in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis-Ababa assured that the New Direction will join the African continent to enforce and fully implement the African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020.

The African Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020 is organized under the five pillars of the decade of action for road safety. The five pillars are: Pillar 1: Road Safety Management; Pillar 2: Safer roads and mobility; Pillar 3: Safer vehicles; Pillar 4: Safer Road Users and Pillar 5: Post-crash response.

Dilating on the theme, African road safety action plan and air transport instruments, Mr. Sannoh said their focus is to have an effective and efficient road safety management. He added that on assuming office, himself and his humble boss- Mr. David Panda Noah have been focused on reforming the authority to give it a facelift to compete with other institutions within the sub region.

“As a Government, we inherited a lot of challenges ranging from maladministration, financial mismanagement and deep rooted corruption among host of others,” he Deputy Executive Director said. This ugly development, he vowed, “will change for the betterment of all and sundry.”

He averred that under the New Direction, quality service delivery for sustainable development is key in their development trajectory plans.

Highlighting the authority’s mandates, Mr. Sannoh said the Road Safety & Transport Authority was set up to regulate and co-ordinate development in the road transport industry, including the registration and licensing of vehicles, the licenses of drivers, the prescription of routes for passenger and goods transportation and for other matters connected thereto.

Sannoh went on to state that road safety should be given appropriate consideration in infrastructure development, and appropriate facilities for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users should be introduced or improved.

He promised that the authority will ensure that services provided will meet the desired need/s of the citizens.