No Cemetery at Plantain Island… Shenge Youth Leader
The Youth Leader of the Shenge Township at Kagboro Chiefdom, Moyamba District, Mr. Christopher Carpenter has in an exclusive interview at Shenge village disclosed to this medium that ,”The Plantain Community lacks Cemetery space because of the geographical location of the village and that 85% of the town is being surrounded by water” .
According to the Youth Leader, the Plantain Community has been spotted for its unsafe environment long since but he said the people there operate under the commands of the Shenge Town Council Authority which means , whoever died at the island will be buried at Shenge graveyard.
Mr. Christopher noted that, the leadership of the town is well aware about the security of the community and that why he said they have mapped out strategies to improve on the lapses of the past adding that, cemetery space is one of the most important things at the Plantain Community which is disturbing the progress of the people.
He said the people there live through fishing and business activities with no farming opportunity, nothing that the two townships were operating as one with support from the Moyamba District Council. He also commended young people who are working as bike riders, traders, carpenters, and fishermen to continue with the pace because according to him, he said, the leadership of the youth is determined to improve the lives of Shenge Town but caution youth to add value in whatever field or profession one may find him/herself.
The Youth Leader commended the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration for supervising the Shenge wharf with competent officers who are working in the interest of saving lives of people.
He admonished youths to maintain law and order in their daily movement, both at night and during the day. He said the safety of the people is under the protection of the youths because according to him youth’s makeup of the bulk of the population especially at Kagboro Chiefdom which he said is one of the most productive youths base among the nine section of the district.
He appealed to the Moyamba District Council and the Government in particular under the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Lands, and Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to monitor all the illegal mining activities across the district which he said is causing big threat to the residents who lives on the land for their daily sustenance.
By Alhassan Bangura
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