Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Sengepoh Thomas who is acting in the Speaker’s capacity and other Members of Parliament have expressed anger at the road accident that took place on Friday night at the former SLPMB, Wellington that resulted in a deadly fuel fire and the loss of over 100 lives with a good number suffering first, second and third degree burns.

Motivated by the sentiments expressed by the All People’s Congress (APC) Leader in Parliament, Hon. Chernor Bah, supported by the Deputy Leader of Government Business, Hon. Bashiru Silikie, Hon. Thoms directed the Chairmen of the Internal Affairs and Transport Committee to summon the Sierra Leone Roads Safety Authority and the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) in relation to the spate of accidents and traffic congestion in the city.

“While we mourn those who have died and wish those in hospital speedy recovery, I want to bring your notice that our roads are not safe,” said Hon. Chernor Bah.

According to The Exclusive Newspaper, he reported that several times he has challenged the ability of SLRSA and raised many concerns and even engaged the Chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on transportation and the Leader of Government Business on road safety issues across the country.

The Deputy Leader of Government Business occurred that the issue raised by Hon. Chernor Bah was very serious; pointing out that vehicular traffic, coupled with parking of heavy-duty trucks along the city streets and on highways leading to the provinces are causes of road accidents.