RMFA Wants Le52B


Director of Finance and Investment at the Road Maintenance Fund Administration (RMFA), Joe Thomas has disclosed that the twenty six billion Leones (Le26b) for the rehabilitation of feeder roads across the country is not and enough and has therefore requested that the amount be increased to fifty six billion Leones (Le56b).

In the 2019 budget subvention, RMFA, he said, received an allocation of one hundred and thirty three billion Leones (Le133b) and that out of the said amount, only 20% amounting to Le 26b of the total sum was for feeder roads rehabilitation.

The request for the increase, he said, comes following a nationwide tour of city councils where it was discovered that a good number of feeder roads in the country are in a deplorable state and need rehabilitation and maintenance.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RMFA, Sheku Mahmoud Kanneh stated that the tour to obtain firsthand information would help the Administration to be au fait with the challenges facing the councils regarding feeder roads, adding that he had advised council authorities to prioritise feeder roads that generate more revenue. RMFA, he furthered, was created by an Act of Parliament to help generate revenue through tax on pump price of fuel in order to maintenance roads in the country.