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SLRSA & Africell Discuss Partnership Agreement

In an effort to enhance Public Private Partnership towards Road Safety Education in Sierra Leone, the Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority Mr. Ibrahim Sannoh and his Deputy Mr. James Baggie Bio has on Tuesday July 6, 2021 held a round table discussion with the Chief Executive Officer and management staff of Africell Sierra Leone, mapping out Solutions for effective partnership on Road Safety at his Pivot Street Office Wilberforce, Freetown.

The Executive Director Mr Ibrahim Sannoh commended the Africell Management for their support over the years. “We cannot sit back and allow road crashes continue to claim the lives of meaningful people in our beloved country. When we have corporate institution like Africell SL that we can partner with, as the lead agency charge with the responsibility to coordinate development in the transport sector, we thought it fit to meet the Management of Africell SL as one of the leading Telecommunications companies to explore avenues for collaboration.” Mr. Ibrahim Sannoh said.

Highlighting some of the challenges faced by the Authority, Mr. Sannoh said Post Crash Response, Road Signs and Markings along highways pose serious challenge for road users and all of those need to be looked into and action taken.

Mr. Sannoh furthered that, SLRSA is working assiduously to revamp its toll Free line and to set up a Call Centre for members of the public to report all road safety related issues on a 24hour basis.

Speaking on behalf of the Management of Africell, the Chief Executive Officer Shadi Al-Gerjawi said Africell SL is ready and willing to give in support to anything that has to do with saving lives on our roads and by extension national development.  “We will assist in setting up the call centre and also look at other possible areas for collaboration and partnership.” The Telecom Guru said.

The Deputy Executive Director SLRSA Mr. James Bio expressed hope that this will see the emergency of a long lasting partnership between Africell SL and the SLRSA.

©️ SLRSA Communications and Outreach Unit

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