Letter to editor

A devastating experience at Freetown Water Quay

14 December 2010 at 03:36 | 1074 views

Dear Editor,

The Sierra Leone Water Quay is the most corrupt port in the entire universe; and the APC Governmnet should take a drastic approach and dismiss the entire work force currently said to be managing that place. They are a disgrace to their country and citizens of Sierra Leone and nothing but THIEVES, WORTHLESS, LAWLESS, HOPELESS, USELESS, EVIL,TERRORISTIC ANIMALS AND MENTALLY DISTURBED YAHOOS.

I, Neneh Deen Sesay, live in England with my husband. We have experienced the most devasting, upsetting and frustrating incident ever with Water Quay (the port in Freetown) on 7th December 2010 and we are not exactly sure how to proceed with complaining to the appropriate department that governs the port of Sierra Leone.

As we read your paper online daily to keep up to date with current affairs about Sierra Leone myself and husband thought it necessary to report this matter to you, the editor, and hopefully have the right personnel involved immediately.

We sent a very old 4x4 Toyota Surf to take us from A to B during our stay over the busy Christmas period; as you know at times it’s better to be nearer to loved ones especially during the festive season.

My father and sister went down to the Quay 7/12/10 from 1000hrs in order to release the 4x4 to find it has severely been vandalised and there must have been a possible attempt to burgle the jeep as it took my sister and dad hours looking for it and having to walk round the Quay tirelessly. They then approached the staff and later the jeep was reportedly found slung by the way out through the gate surprisingly.

The drama didn’t stop there as my dad and sister had spent the entire day in the site. It was time to recover the jeep to a place of at least for safety and then it then became apparent the key cannot be located anywhere in the building. The jeep that was drivable, evidently upon receipt of transit papers to Water Quay, is now paralyzed with no batteries in-situ, fog lights detached, side mirrors, automatic release of the windows, tape and speakers had all been forcefully burgled. Not forgetting the fact that the key has got its immobilizer key fob attached to it; therefore the jeep will not be moveable without deactivating the mobilised sensor. What happens now? We are totally bemused and need to forward this to the right department.

Which authorities do we complain to? Everyone here is the Boss or BRA. How on earth in this Democratic Country is such behaviour allowed to happen? The whole lawlessness of this country is becoming unbearable; it’s an absolute mess and needs immediate intervention, more so drastic actions by eradicating the corruption that thrives in that Water Quay. Please help.

Nenneh Deen-Sesay.