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My nightmare on the Blama-Boadjibu road

My nightmare on the Blama-Boadjibu road

I regretted venturing the 24 miles Blama-Boadjibu road stretch which is apparently dying.  I was recently unfortunate to ply the very deplorable and almost dead road on a commercial motorbike or OKADA. After the travel, I was coerced by pain to run to a pharmacy to buy pain killer as my waist bone was almost shattered by the gallops as the motorbike struggled through the pot-hole laden road.  (Photo: general potholes)

When you travel on that road, you will wonder whether there is any organization responsible for construction and rehabilitation of roads in this republic.

That road has become a national disgrace and a glaring manifestation of the fact the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) is still very far from providing good road network in many areas of Sierra Leone.

If that road is not rehabilitated soon, there is the highest possibility that it will soon die and Boadjibu and its immediate environs including the several towns and villages along the road will be consequently cut-off from the rest of Sierra Leone.

Already, the terrible road has adversely affected commercial activities and has negatively impacted education in that part of the country as it has skyrocketed transport fare thereby affecting negatively the price of essential commodities.

The deplorable road has also caused many trained and qualified teachers to forsake the area, a situation that has had a negative impact on Education in the area.

Hence, there is urgent need for government to do all in its power to ensure the immediate rehabilitation of that road which connects the Small Bo and Simbaru Chiefdoms and on which are situated several towns and villages many of which are mining companies.

Allowing that road to exist in such an ignominious condition is a discredit on the part of the Sierra Leone Government and the SLRA. Roads are the veins of the country and, therefore, they should not be neglected.

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