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Bundung residents express delight over newly-rehabilitated road

Jul 17, 2014, 10:39 AM | Article By: Malamin L.M. Conteh

Residents of Bundung have expressed appreciation and delight over the newly-rehabilitated road financed by a local philanthropist, Modou Turo Darboe, through his organisation called Vision Development Foundation (VDF).

The road, which stretches from the gate of the philanthropist’s mother to the Bundung Lower Basic School, was described by many people as one of the busiest in Bundung as it is about 200-metre long.

Speaking to this reporter, Alpha Jammeh, a resident of Bundung Borehole, said the road is one of the most important roads in Bundung, because it leads to the market onto the Lower Basic School.

He added that it was the road most commercial vehicles were using from Serrekunda to Bundung Borehole before it was badly destroyed.

The rehabilitated road, he noted, would help both pupils and pedestrians.

Also speaking to this reporter, Lamin Jaiteh stated that the road was completely un-motorable while many said it was destroyed beyond repair.

He added that when he closed from work and saw for himself the kind of work done by Turo Darboe, he was totally surprise and happy because commuters could now use the road safely.

He said that even taxi drivers who abandoned the road “are happy with the new development”, adding that the whole Gambia should bless Turo Darboe, because the government could not do it alone.

Jaiteh further stated that there are rich people in The Gambia but Momodou Turo Darboe “is unique” and urges wealthy Gambians to emulate Turo Darboe’s gesture.

Ebrima Jaiteh, a taxi driver, also thanked Turo Darboe for the “wonderful project”, pointed out that Turo is worth emulation because he could have used his money for his personal activities, but instead he used it in the interest of Gambians.

He noted that the rehabilitation of the road is a great help to vehicles and pedestrians that use the road.

He said people abandoned the road because it was utterly destroyed, as no driver would risk his vehicle to ply the road, but now “even blind people could safely use the road”.