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The Destructive Construction of our Roads
By Sylvia O. Blyden
Oct 28, 2011, 17:18
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I am still not able to quite understand how come the Sierra Leone Roads Authority and the Government have been able to get away with contravening the dictates of the National Constitution insofar as the right for ones property not to be taken away from him/her unless he/she receives adequate compensation. 

 

Constructing wide laned roads is good but contravening the Constitution to do so; by destroying private property and forcefully acquiring property without compensation is mind-boggling! What is also mind-boggling is there appears to be few citizens brave enough to say this is unconstitutional, aside lone voices like the Jenkins Johnstons and Paul Contons; victims of Wilkinson Road project.

 

It is simply a reflection of how sick our society has become that our lawyers, academics and all of us professed educated persons could allow this continuing calamity; the destructive construction of roads. Something is seriously wrong with this Nations psyche. Lets hope the upcoming National Confab will address this Destructive Construction of our Roads.


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