Black Johnson residents Call on Government Intervention
Hundreds of Black Johnson inhabitants at the Western Rural Area District have called on government’s intervention and other influential philanthropists to provide Bus service for students and community people on a daily basis to ease the transportation calamity around the peninsular neighboring villages. (Photo: Black Johnson Town Headman, Pa Lamin Kargbo)
They made this call during an emergency community engagement at the Barry of the Black Johnson Township Headman, Pa Lamin Kargbo and his executive members which include the Chairlady, Madam Monica Thompson, on the 7th July 2018.
In his good will message, the traditional headman, Pa. Lamin Kargbo told this press that the Black Johnson community is growing rapidly in its population due to the expansion of the peninsular road noting that hundreds of school going pupils and business women usually stranded due to the lack of government Bus Service in the surrounding.
He noted that, the issue of government bus service is a huge challenge in the vicinity not only for pupils at Black Johnson environs but other remote township as well especially when pupils walk long distant on a daily basis to attend school in York Village, Tokeh Village and Hamilton community.\
He informed the general public on the township unflinching support to the government on their flagship project which is quality education and brag that they are willing to complement government effort in the fight to promote national development through disciplinary actions.
He added that, the lack of adequate commercial and government Bus service in the peninsular area has greatly affect the education of thousands of young people in the surroundings.
The Astute Headman commended the government for restoring the national cleaning back into action to fight defeat malaria across the country adding that, President Bio should not only concentrate on the issue of free and quality education but to also pay attention on the building of more class rooms to accommodate high number of young minds.
He said, the behavior of commercial drivers along the peninsular highway is not good to talk about noting that drivers always charge exorbitant fee to passengers because according to him, he said the access to vehicle is very limited especially during raining season.
The Village Head continue that, under his supervision the locality has been maintaining discipline in all forms with continuous engagement to improve the township.
He appeals to the government of Sierra Leone especially to Ministries, Departments and Agencies concerned to implement the free education system perfectly with the needed support to sustain the initiative for children yet unborn.
In her encouraging statement, Chairlady, Madam Monica Thompson said the Black Johnson village has been very much supportive with government activities since the inception of the current Headman stating that, they as women in the township are ready and committed to work with their male counterpart for the improvement of their children’s education.
Madam Thompson commended the management of the Tokeh Police Station Patrol Team for protecting the community safely from arm Robbers and that, the only major challenges they face as a community is with regards to insufficient schools, lack of transport facility, health, and standard of living.
She appeals to the Ministry of Transport & Aviation (MTA) under the Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) to provide Bus service for Students and community people at the Western Rural District, Black Johnson Township before the start of the next academic year on September 2018.
By Alhassan Bangura
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