In a public notice issued today, the Government of Sierra Leone has declared a significant change for Sani Abacha Street, effective midnight Sunday, January 28, 2024.
Accorsing to the notice, the street will now be designated as a “NO PARKING STREET” and “NO ACCESS” for all vehicles, including push carts (omorlankay) and public transport vehicles, except for those licensed by the Sierra Leone Public Transport Authority (SLPTA). These restrictions will be enforced strictly from 6am to 10pm.
Loading and off-loading activities will only be permissible during the designated hours of 10pm to 5am.
The government warns that defaulters will face vehicle towing at their own cost, emphasizing the importance of compliance with the new regulations on Sani Abacha Street.
Abacha Street, historically known as Kissy Street and a vital route to the city center from the east, has long grappled with persistent trading activities despite government efforts to reclaim its thoroughfare.
Successive administrations have faced challenges in curbing the trading practices on Abacha Street back. However, rhe Government of Sierra Leone has initiated a crucial rehabilitation project for Sani Abacha Street, aiming to enhance safety, accessibility, and traffic flow.