Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, is receiving a new lease of life in the area of traffic management, thanks to the dynamic leadership of the mayor, Her Worship Yvonne Aki Sawyerr.
The persistent traffic congestion in the capital of for years now, has recently been minimized drastically due to the remedial solutions and developmental strides being introduced by the mayor.
Through her efficient leadership, the once congested areas, notorious for traffic jams (Kissy Road, Goderich Street, Lumley Market , East End police, Abacha Street, Shell) are now relatively calm with steady traffic flow and easy pedestrians’ access.
Her timely intervention in proffering laudable solution and the stringent enforcement of existing laws have drastically reduced the unnecessary static-traffic situation that used to be a thorn in the flesh of commuters and residents around the peripherals of the areas mentioned.
The traffic problem, that had once been a major thrust for excuses for lateness to work, pupils and students missing their first period in classes, traders stuck in the middle of the journey, diplomats and high profile dignitaries being late for important functions has been ameliorated.
This bold step by Mayor Aki Sawyer has helped to restore free flow of goods and services for socioeconomic viability, and also reduced commercial motorbikes related injuries caused by the traffic jams years back.
Efforts made by past authorities to curtail and address this traffic issue had not yield fruitful dividends.
However, the innovative way Mayor Aki Sawyer with the cooperation of military has handled this menace speaks volume of the vision of the Mayor to transform Freetown within her four years mandate.
She is bound to succeed, we believe that she can meet her set policies, actions and leadership drives in making Freetown one of the enviable cities in Africa and, thus attract tourists and trustworthy investors.
As someone who has taken time to study the transform Freetown initiative documents, I can attest that if the policies contained in the document are implemented and followed by successive mayors, then nothing will stop Freetown from being ranked among the most beautiful cities in the globe.
All Hail Our Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki Sawyer!
By Alpha Sesay alias Penpusher(Alpha Sesay write from Freetown Sierra Leone)