Oct 26, 2010, 2:14 PM
The communities of Galleh Manda and Yero Beri Kunda in the Central River Region recently embarked on a road rehabilitation exercise.
The 5 km road links the two major communities and other satellites villages such as Jahanka, Cassamance, Kerr Ousman Boye, Madina Tunjang, Galleh Wollof and the highway to Bansang, all in the Upper Fulla West district in CRR south.
According to Alhagie Neneh Mbye, the Galleh Manda ward councilor, they received support from the head chief of the area who provided the needed assistance in ensuring that the exercise is successful.
“He provided us with feeding and other logistics in facilitating the smooth coordination of the exercise,” Mbye said.
He highlighted the need for timely rehabilitation of the road, as it is the most used road by all the villages in the area.
Mbye thanked Chief Biran Baldeh for his unflinching support to his people, and Janjanbureh Area Council for providing 40 liters of gas oil in support of the exercise.
He urged the youths of the area to nurture the spirit of cooperation and unity for the advancement of the district.
Ablie Jagne a VDC member lamented the bad condition of the road prior to the exercise.
He stressed that the road was almost inaccessible for vehicles during the rainy season, and that there was a need for the local communities to do something.
According to him, the road is a 7 km distance, but during the three-day exercise they were able to rehabilitate 5 km, and the remaining 2 km are to be rehabilitated once fuel and feeding logistics are available.
He appealed to government, NGOs and well-wishers to support their initiative for better networking between the catchment villages.
Alhagie Dam Jagne the Alkalo of Galleh Manda hailed the youths for their participation, and for job-well-done voluntarily, all in the name of patriotism.
Mrs Isatou Ndow and Yama Gaye, both women leaders, expressed their appreciation of the activity, as it would ease the burden on women and children in accessing the health facility in Bansang.