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The enter traders in Freetown are not happy with the way and manner in which the Metropolitan Police (City Council Police) are treating them.

 Aminata Sesay, a petty trader, said they all know that the Government of Sierra Leone is trying to save the lives of Sierra Leoneans and that the President is making tremendous efforts to ensure that the Ebola is eliminated from the country.

She however condemned the Metropolitan police or City Council Police for attacking traders in their various business places before the 6:00pm deadline.

Umaru Kandeh Koroma
Freetown Mayor

Since the Commander-in-Chief of the Ebola fight three weeks ago reprimanded traditional leaders and other key stakeholders for their poor implementation of the health regulations and bye-laws for the prevention and containment of the deadly epidemic, the Freetown City Council (FCC) started sobering up by implementing bye-laws to decongest the popular Sani Abacha Street and stamp out street trading in the municipality after 6:00p.m.

Thomas Vandi Gbow

Traders of the municipality have defied the Mayor of Freetown’s order to leave Sani Abacha Street, Dove Cut and other congested market areas in the capital.

The decision, according to Mayor Franklyn Sam Bode Gipson, was a concern raised by Freetownians when the infection of the deadly disease started rising rapidly in the capital. He said the people were arguing that those places should be decongested to reduce the risk of transmission in Freetown.

Cecil Cole-Showers Jnr