Lumley-Tokeh Road To Be Completed By 2020

 

Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Raymond De Souza George has disclosed that by 2020 government would have completed the remaining 8 Kilometres long road linking Lumley and Tokeh.

Speaking doing an inspection tour at the road project site, Minister George explained that the project will recommence in two month’s time.

He pointed out that the project site tour was to obtain firsthand information, make assessment and hear from the contractors on when they would recommence work if government disburses the fund.

“As we speak, government is prepared and ready to make payment for the road to continue,” assured the Minister, noting that, that was the reason for the site visitation.

According to the Minister of Finance, Jacob Jusu Saffa, the road, when completed, would bring about economic benefit to the country especially the capital city.

The price of sand per trip, he said, would drop as truck owners will not be faced with the challenge of bad road and continues maintenance of their vehicles.

His Ministry, he therefore assured, would make disbursement to the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) for the recommencement of the project.

Director of SLRA Ing. Amara Kanneh also disclosed that his institution will soon meet with CSE to know the cost involved to complete the project and the payment of property owners for the project to recommence.

The CSC Project Manager, Mohamed Sow stated that the company is prepared to complete the project which, he said, was stalled as a result of lack of funds.