Jul 14, 2016, 10:09 AM
Some roads in the Upper River Region are said to be in a deplorable condition, particularly the main road that links Basse to Sutukoba, as well as roads in the Sandu district, and some parts of Kantora.
We urge the Basse Area Council to look into fixing some of these roads, like what they did between Manakoto and Gunjur Kunta sometime ago.
Since the users of these roads are also taxpayers, they equally deserve a good road network.
Going by the words of some people, who spoke to this paper over the weekend, if not fixed this problem would encourage rural-urban drift.
In fact, it is sad to note that some of the roads might not be usable by vehicles come the heavy rains.
Therefore, to avert such a situation, we encourage the national roads authority to intervene as soon as possible.
The people from across the region need to have easy access to their regional headquarters.
We have said, on many occasions, that the importance of a good road network in the economic growth of any country cannot be over-emphasised.
When roads are motorable, people and vehicles can be moved from one place to another without much difficulty.
Trade would also be enhanced within the country when the goods are user-friendly.
Indeed, with good roads, more vehicles will ply the roads, but with bad roads, it would be a different story all together.
We, therefore, urge the government to do something about the URR roads, especially those in Wuli, Sandu and Kantora sooner rather than later.
Equally, we urge the communities to also participate in initiatives geared towards improving the road network in their areas.