Building Bridge – Headman Connects Joe Town and Kono Town
At the height of the fight against the Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19), The Headman for Nyandahun Village in the Western Rural District, off Waterloo Township, Mr. Abdulai S. Kamara (in photo) is currently constructing a lengthy bridge and road leading to the new cemetery at Joe Town and Kono Town villages from Nyandahun.
In his statement, Mr. Kamara said he is executing what he described as a self sponsored project together with some vigilant young people that are always ready and willing to live and work with him as far as development is concerned.
The Headman emphasized that the poor road network and the absence of bridge has posed many challenges for inhabitants of the community, especially in the area of crossing with a dead body to the cemetery.
He also highlighted that the community is not lively because, he said access to water is very difficult, noting that they decided to relocate the old cemetery at the Waterloo/Masiaka Highway to Kono Town because the park has filled with graves and cannot can no longer provides space for other burial to take place in it.
The Headman proclaimed that the Honorable Member of Parliament for Constituency 106, MC Kabia is contributing actively in the process.
On the area of fighting against COVID19, Mr. Kamara said they have mobilized young people to continue with the robust sensitization for people to practice health precaution measures, especially to wash hands regularly with soap, avoid overcrowding and to report suspected people to health centers.
He spoke about the millions Leones needed to go through the project, advancing that they are village headmen and are not receiving salary but to complete the mission, he is willing to spend his own little resources to buy expensive building materials and to compensate youth volunteers.
He expressed gratitude to an organization known as “Water Forever”, for minimizing water problem at Nyandahun and environs by digging numerous boreholes, noting that they still needed more boreholes in the area to ease water dispute.
“We have about a total of 21 boreholes within Nyandahun community through strong advocacy,” he stated and maintained that the borehole system is disappointing as water dried during the dry season.
He encouraged the Timber Association of Sierra Leone (TASL) and other institutions operating in his community to honor their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
He said passengers were spending thousands of Leones to take tricycle (Okada) to the various villages, adding that the transport problem would be reduced upon completion of the bridge.
Mr. Kamara therefore appealed to Government, humanitarian organizations and philanthropists to come to their aid for the project to be fully implemented.
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