Youth rehabilitates Tabokoto-Fajikunda road

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tabokoto and Fajrkunda youth have recently rehabilitated the road linking the two communities to the main highway. The residents of the area describe as a nightmare the road especially during raining season.

They called on government to intervene and provide a permanent constructed road to ease movement of people and vehicles.

Fajrkunda ward councilor Baba Jabbi commended the communities for their intervention to ease the difficulties the residents face during raining season, calling it a great initiative as young people come together to do something before government intervention.

He stated that at council level, his top agenda is to lobby for the road to be constructed; saying during his campaign, the road was identified as a major problem. “It will be put forward to the government as a priority as it is a very important road.”

Mamoud Touray, a visually impaired member of GOVI said the road is a nightmare to them, saying he has been living in the area since 1968. “I wrote a couple of times to the government for intervention to construct this road but no solution was put up to date.”

Imam Lamin Jarju, one of the initiators of the “tesito” project said the road is seriously dilapidated especially during raining season.  “We mobilize ourselves to fine solution to create easy passage of water during rainy season. We are the residents of this area and we have plans to maintain the road.”

He called for support from the government and philanthropists to make the road a better one.

Oustass Mohammed Lamin Nyang said during raining season, the road becomes miserable, which limit the movement for individuals within the area. “This year, we took it upon ourselves to create temporary solution to integrate the road. We believe that as residents of the area we should do something before the government would come up will solutions”.

Ousman Kebbeh, a businessman said the initiative was timely as they have the same idea to bring about solution to make the road accessible for residents in the area. 

Author: Rose Zahra Gomez