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Jambur Residents Bemoan Road Conditions

Aug 21, 2008, 8:25 AM

Residents of Jambur village in Kombo South, Western Region, have expressed serious concern over the poor state of some roads in the area notably those linking Jambur with surrounding villages.

Access to proper road network, which has now become a major concern in all corners of our society, especially during the rainy season, has in current times become a topical issue in all corners of the country.

Despite government's erection of streetlights and rehabilitation of some roads, many still are of the view that there is still need for the authorities to boost efforts in putting our roads in good state.

According to one Alan Walkley, a British citizen resident in Jambur, the main road between Jambur and Farato is so terrible that the village is virtually cut off from the rest of the country. "There are too many holes and too much water. During the last rainy season, we had two commercial vehicles running in the village but this year, we have none due to the poor conditions of roads," he said.

For Mr. Walkley, the current situation is making life extremely difficult for the residents of the village and called on government through the area councils to act now before things get worse.

"The women of the village who go to the market every day have to walk several miles as the children also do when going to school. People going to work have to walk in the rain and through deep waters and mud and, even worse, people are dying because there is no transport to take them to hospital for treatment", he added.

He went on to call on all and sundry to come to their aid so as to help the people of Jambur live a reasonable live.