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Road to Madiana and environs needs attention

Nov 16, 2015, 9:35 AM

The state of the road that links the settlements of Madiana, Banyaka and Kunkujang Mariama to the AU Highway, is bad and increasingly becoming impassable.

The condition of the road has now reached the no-go area level for all those who ply the route.

These peri-urban settlements, near Brufut off the highway, are among the rapidly developing villages in Kombo North District of West Coast Region.

More and more people are buying land at these settlements, and many natives of the villages are now developing their compounds.

Also, property dealers are increasingly buying and developing estates in these villages.

However, one thing that is frustrating the development of these settlements is the lack of a good road network.

The patchy sandy route from the AU Highway to these settlements is full of potholes.At some of the places, bags of sand, broken bricks or stones are used to fill some of the well-like potholes.

This is why these places should be considered too as part of plans to decongest the mainstream Kombo-Serrekunda environment.

Certainly, more people would want to move out, but only when easy access is assured.

There is a very strong positive correlation between a region’s economic development and the quality of its road network.

Roads affect all aspects of development.Businesses depend on effective roads for transporting their goods, industry relies on roads for delivery of equipment, and people require roads for travel between home, workplaces, and elsewhere.

In order to further spur the rapid development that started off Brufut in Madiana, Banyaka and Kunkujang, the government needs to consider building a good road network in the area.

“States get to improve transportation infrastructure that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities”

Corrine Brown