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New bridge for Kamayama-Jah Kingdom

New bridge for Kamayama-Jah Kingdom

Residents of Kamayama-Jah Kingdom in the far west of Freetown have commenced the construction of a new bridge to serve the community.

According to the Acting Secretary General of the committee set up by the community to construct the bridge, Pastor Aiah J. Matturi, disclosed that the initiative came following last year’s flood disaster in Freetown and other parts of the country which he said rendered more than two thousand people homeless, including victims in the community, Pentagon, Kannigo and many other settlements.

Pastor Aiah Matturi said hundreds of pupils were also affected as all the routes leading to their various schools were completely cut off by the flooding.

He disclosed that when he mobilized the community people after the incident, they all saw the need to construct a standard bridge as part of community development and they eventually responded positively, adding that the project was launched on Saturday 30th January this year.

Pastor Matturi also disclosed that the involvement of their Member of Parliament Hon. Armani Sannoh engendered fullest cooperation from the community people.

Treasurer of the committee, Ya-Musa Yillah, said they made tremendous efforts to ensure the bridge kicked off at the weekend so as to complete it before the raining season.

He lamented the poor road network in the community and called on Government to assist them in community development since the people are impoverished to undertake such venture on their own.

Ya-Musa Yillah said funds for the bridge they are constructing were raised by landlords and landladies as well as tenants of the community.

The contractor, James Yamba Sesay, assured that the bridge would be constructed at the end of March this year.

By Abdulai Bangura

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