This investigation into the Wellington petrol tanker fire disaster of 5th November 2021 is founded on
the promise made by His Excellency the President, Brigadier (Rtd) Dr Julius Maada Bio to the people
of Sierra Leone that he would constitute a credible team to conduct a thorough investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the petrol tanker disaster.
To this end, a Presidential Task Force was formed that was given specific Terms of Reference to
investigate the causation of the accident and proffer recommendation(s) to avoid future occurrences;
look into the conduct of traffic management officers close to the scene of the accident and the capacity
of disaster management institutions amongst other things.
The report was presented to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House on the 28th of April 2022 by the Director General of the National Disaster Management Agency, Lit. Gen. (Rtd) Brima Sesay, on behalf of the task force members.