By Ahmed S. Turay
The Local Unit Commander of Harbour Police Division, CSP Emmanuel S. Kpulun, together with Operational Security Division (OSD) personnel and military personnel attached to the division, have conducted a proactive visit on Thursday 11th May 2023 to the Bomeh and Culvert communities and the Kanikay ‘San San Gron’ community to ascertain pending dangers posed along the waterway of the culvert.
It could be recalled that the downpour of rain on Wednesday 10th May 2023 caused flooding in Kanikay community and lives were lost at Bankole community in Fourah Bay.
The LUC monitored the ongoing clearing of the waterway by two giant heavy-duty machines provided by Mohamed Gento-Kamara (Freetown Mayoral aspirant) and also called for an urgent meeting with community stakeholders at the Regional Commander’s office.
During the meeting, Madam Memunatu Mansaray (Mammy Queen) and Foday Fofanah (Environmental Protection Agency representative) at Culvert in the Kanikay community denied allegations that they are involved in allocating portions of land along the waterway for makeshift dwelling houses.
The acting Regional Commander Freetown-East Dr. John M. Senesie therefore instructed for a statement to be obtained from the EPA representative and requested full cooperation from community stakeholders to ensure that the waterways are cleared to avoid future flooding disasters.