Commuters Decry Ferry Services


Scores of commuters plying the Tagrin-Lungi and Freetown Terminal route are constraint in recent weeks due to the erratic schedule of the ferries.

The riverine community hosts the Freetown international airport which commands a huge traffic of people who often use the ferry or hovercraft to get to Freetown.
Some with housing constraints in the capital prefer crossing over with the ferries to work in Freetown and return in the evening using the same facility.

The community also exists as a business hub for the people of Kaffu Bullum, Lokomasama, Port Loko and immediate environs where they meet on periodic market days to eke a living.

The water way is the main route to the capital Freetown and the very Lungi community.
In distress many spoke to with a desire for the government to ameliorate the plight of the masses on this end.

Quarter of speakers on the issue think the need for the government to solve the sea transportation crisis is crucial at this moment the politicians are each taking onus to developing Sierra Leone after the polls.

There were many talks in the past about constructing a bridge to connect the two seafronts on the historic River Rokel, the bastion of slave trade back in the pre-colonial era.

At the moment, no politician is saying anything about fixing the transportation dire need.

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.


  1. President Koroma has again stated at the sod turning ceremony for the construction of the MAMAMAH airport March 1st, that he has finalized negotiations with development partners for the commencement of construction works on the bridge linking Tagrin Lungi and Freetown Terminal. “In the coming days after Dr Samura Kamara takes over the presidency he would commission the project”, words of President Koroma.


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