Guara Community embark on road maintenance exercise
In a bid to complement Government’s effort in ensuring good road networks in the country, descendants of Guara chiefdom over the weekend embarked on a road maintenance exercise along the road from Kenema to the chiefdom. (Photo: Mr. Alfred Robert Mendegla and youths on the road work)
The road maintenance exercise according to one of the descendants of the chiefdom, Alfred Robert Mendegla was borne out of love and determination to see that his community has good a road network. Alfred Robert Mendegla said, during the rains some parts of the road require maintenance so that vehicles will have smooth ride to their destination, adding that with this idea in mind, he discussed the issue with the military, youths and stakeholders in the community who voluntarily came out in their numbers to support the road work. He said with his small salary he receives as a worker of Across the Rivers Project, he was able to provide shovels, wheelbarrow and also hired the service of the tractor to transport stone to the sites.
Mr. Robert Mendegla described the exercise as a self help project aimed at ensuring access to good road network in his chiefdom.
The philanthropist told this press that the road work cannot be in any way considered as a political game adding that it is the responsibility of the councilors and members of parliament to bring development to their people on political grounds. He said he wanted to do the work as a way of motivating others to emulate his good example adding that it is not all the time that they should depend on government as there are many other areas of commitment.
A member of the Sierra Leone Army at Joru Military Base who spoke to this press during the exercise, said they were motivated by the good words of Mr. Robert Mendegla who is a true child from the chiefdom.
Captain Tamba said, we were very happy to engage in the road work as it was geared towards ensuring that government’s agenda for prosperity is actualized. He told the community people to put aside petty politics and embark on nation building.
A total of 60 youths and 18 military officers carried out the exercise and are prepared to continue the work for the development of the country and the chiefdom in particular.
Paul Lamin, Kenema
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