New Transport Minister Moves into Action




Ebrima Sillah, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure in less than 24 hours since he was sworn in,  on Wednesday, 11 May, 2022, moved into action by visiting the ongoing 84.5 km roads Nuimi – Hakalang loop and secondary roads project, the toll plazas  in Jarra –Jenoi and Bereto, along the Senegambia bridge respectively.

Minister Sillah was accompanied by Seedy Keita, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, senior officials from the Ministries of Transport and Finance, National Roads Authority and Accountant General's Department, Contractor and Consultant together with other relevant stakeholders.

                         Minister Sillah (Right) and Minister Keita (Left)


Speaking along the sideways of the visit, Minister Sillah said one of the main reasons for the visit was to be on the ground for himself to have first-hand information on the ongoing projects in North Bank Region under his Ministry and also to be updated on the achievements and challenges, if any and provide immediate solutions to them as the raining reason approaches.

According to the Minister, the tour was also meant to know the level of preparation for the full operationalization of the toll plazas in Bereto and Jenoi, at the toll plaza it was concluded that both stations will be open to traffic by 1st June, 2022.

He therefore, used the visit as an opportunity to buttress the need for the contractor and consultant to work very hard to ensure that the project is completed within the stipulated timeframe.

“We need to work hand in hand and make sure the works are done accordingly. Government will give you the money and the necessary support, but at the end of the day, you should also do your part very well,” he told the contractor and consultant.