May 23, 2016, 2:19 PM
Gunjur Village Development Committee on 8 September 2013 embarked on massive road rehabilitation exercise in the village, as part of their efforts at making the movement of people and vehicles easy in the rural community.
Speaking during the exercise, the Managing Director of the National Road Authority (NRA), Dodou Senghore, said the VDC did send a proposal to the NRA for rehabilitation of the road.
They responded by attending the exercise to give technical assistance to the VDC and would try to see how to support them to rehabilitate more of their roads, he explained.
Senghore stated that road rehabilitation is geared towards preventing erosion as well as making movement of people and vehicles easier in the village.
The chairman of Gunjur Development Committee, Demba Jobe Touray, said it was very difficult for people and vehicles to pass through the village, which was why the VDC decided to use sandbags to rehabilitate the road temporally.
The VDC, he noted, had sent a proposal to the NRA to help them to rehabilitate the road and the minister did visit the road too.
Jobe Touray expressed optimism that the NRA would certainly aid them to rehabilitate the road to make it more durable.
Mr Touray stated further that they had also embarked on massive mangroves planting exercise at the Gunjur Bolong Fenyotoo in order to avoid sea erosion.
He revealed that they are planning to improve the facilities at the Gunjur Health Centre with more medicines and an ambulance.
One ambulance is not enough for Gunjur because it is a major health centre in the area which attracts many patients, he noted.
The chief of Kombo South, Alhagie Mustapha Touray, said the road was eroded and cut by rain hence villagers decided to rehabilitate it temporally.
After the raining season, they would work on it properly possibly together with the NRA, he added.
Madi Jatta and Omar N. Darboe, natives of Gunjur, seized the opportunity to call on all and sundry to come out and render support to the VDC in their efforts at rehabilitating road in order to avoid erosion.