The Police Regional Commander East, ACP Dr. John Martin Senesie, is in talks with the cement factory owners in Freetown about traffic congestion in the city.

He held a meeting with representatives from MACCEM and ROCKCEM Cement Factories that are located along Bai Bureh Road to ensure the free flow of traffic especially along their factory route.

He said, β€œThe parking of cement vehicles on the street has resulted to traffic congestion and that is now becoming a menace to both pedestrians and other road users.”

The Human Resource officers of the two factories, Abu Bakarr Kargbo and Edward Solomon that were in attendance declared that most of the vehicles are not on their schedule but rather use the opportunity to park along their route and thereby creating traffic congestion.

The Regional Commander therefore authorised the National Traffic Coordinator and the Local Unit Commander of the Harbour Division to ensure that traffic personnel are deployed along those routes, and the patrol team to constantly monitor and conduct arrest on any vehicle that may hinder the free flow of traffic.

It could be recalled that numerous road users including the late Operations Officer of the Harbour Police Division DSP Tamba Kamanor have suffered fatal accidents due to the parking of these vehicles along the road.

On this note, the National Traffic Coordinator, LUC Harbour, and the Operations Team vowed to fully launch an operation that will ensure traffic flows freely without any hindrance.