$94 Million Sefadu – Kamiendor , Guinea Border Road examined by the Director General of the Sierra Leone Roads Authority, Ing Amara Kanneh, together with Personnel and Management of the GuicoPres Road Construction Company
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– This was a way forward to oversee and evaluate the improvement of work financed under the 11th European Union Development Fund (EDF) as assistance to the key infrastructure sector in Sierra Leone.
By so doing, there would be a roadmap to determine timelines, discuss challenges with stakeholders and also notify the public on the headway of the quality of work and technicalities involved in the construction of the road.
Ing Amara noted that as an institution, usually consider safety, durability, environmental and social issues whenever they are scheduling and budgeting for road construction projects. And said that, having glanced at the progress so far and similarly hearing to the contractors and the technical supervisory body of SLRA, he was very much etched with the construction work. It goes in line with the aspirations of both the European Union and the Government of Sierra Leone to enhance the nation’s key infrastructure.
The Managing Director of GuicoPres (SL) Ltd., Youssouf Decazy Camara, ensured the SLRA Boss Ing Kanneh and his team that GuicoPres will do a tremendous job on the Sefadu– Kamiendor–Guinea Border Road with such speed that the people of Kono District will admire it. He said the road will cross five chiefdoms and help seven chiefdoms along the road to the border, which will see several bridges and culverts of high quality.
He also encouraged the communities that affected property owners would be paid and that safety was GuicoPres’s watchword when constructing the road. A community elder along the road, John Yambasu, conveyed his affection for the road work, stating that, they are lucky to form part of the people that will see tarred roads in their district.
He said they had undergone vastly as a result of the rebel war with completely no indication of growth in the district but praised President Julius Maada Bio for fulfilling his pledge of giving rise to development to the Kono District. The construction work is anticipated to be finalized in 36 months with an extra 12-month defect detriment period.
The $94 million road projects will be funded and constructed by GuicoPres, and the Government of Sierra Leone will commence reimbursement after the former has obtained at least 10 kilometers of construction works to the asphaltic level, including ancillary works.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent