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Heavy Downpour Makes Nianija Roads Impassable

Jul 15, 2008, 5:51 AM | Article By: By Abdourahman Sallah in CRR

A heavy downpour at the weekend has destroyed some feeder roads linking villages in Nianija District.

The incident has rendered roads in the villages of Sankulay, Jailang, Batty, Bakadagie and Nyanga Bantang impassable, thus making it difficult for many people, most especially farmers, to access their farms.

According to many people who spoke to The Point, the situation has left them in a very worrying condition, taking into consideration that rice cultivation is the major business of the people of the district.

"If we are unable to reach our farms due to this condition, then means survival will be a very big problem for us here. The situation is even made worse by the fact that Nianija is a district that is far from the main highway that goes through the country," said some of the villagers.

In a different but related incident, reports from Upper Saloum District in the Central River Region indicated that the district also had a similar incident.

Many people have also expressed concern that the situation in the area has made it extremely difficult for inter-village movement within the district.