May 6, 2010, 12:55 PM
We recognise the fact that a lot of road construction has been done in recent times, especially around the Sandika in Serekunda. Ever since those roads were rehabilitated, movement of cars in and around Serekunda is much easier now. And this has even led to an increase in the number of buses plying that route. The logic is simple; good roads attract more buses. On the other hand, bad roads repel drivers and car owners. This is not good for our economy.
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Considering the economic importance of some of these roads, we hold that no effort should be spared in repairing them. It is even imperative now that we are fast approaching the harvest season.
Aside from this consideration, it is not even good for our tourism. Our economy relies largely on proceeds from the tourism sector. It is befitting therefore to have our roads in good shape so that our tourists can go sightseeing with ease. If they have to bump through bad roads during their stay, they may be tempted not to come back.
In almost every way, these bad roads are not to the advantage of our economic well being. The sooner they are repaired, the better for all of us.