January 27, 2016 By Victoria Saffa
Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh over the weekend made a commitment to construct an office for the Bike Riders Union in Pujehun.
He made the promise just after Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Alhaji Moijueh Kaikai, gave riding licenses to 233 commercial bike riders in Pujehun District.
According to Minister Kaikai, he decided to help the youthful riders after learning that the police arrest too many bikes in the district because riders lack licenses.
Alhaji Kaikai said resources used to procure licenses for the commercial bike riders came directly from his pocket and the benevolence of President Ernest Bai Koroma, to ameliorate the financial burden of bike riders in that part of the country.
He disclosed that beneficiaries were selected from all the chiefdoms in the district, with the selection done by the Pujehun Bike Riders Union.
The minister said he went through due process in securing the licenses from the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority ( SLRSA) in Freetown, and that all fees were paid into the Consolidated Fund.
He concluded by pledging to continue providing ten motorbike licenses for Pujehun bike riders every month.
Meanwhile, according to one of the bike riders, Musa Samai, Vice President Foh’s pledge to construct an office for bike riders in the district was greeted with anticipation as they regard it as part of the remarkable things the ruling party continues to render in Pujehun District.