May 28, 2010, 2:56 PM
It is veritable that our roads are indeed in a bad condition and need to be improved. Access to a proper road network, has now become a major concern in all corners of our society, especially in current times as the rainy season intensifies. It has also become a topical issue in all corners of the country.
Concerns have been raised by the general public regarding the poor state of certain roads not only within the Greater Banjul Area but also some parts of the rural areas. There is no denying that this is making life extremely difficult for many and we are saying something should be done to address what many describe as an unfortunate situation.
Despite the fact that the country has registered tremendous achievements in the area of road infrastructure, it is so terrible that some roads in some parts of the country are virtually in a very poor condition. Of course this is a very sad situation. Government through the area councils should act now before things get worse.
Commuters mostly women who go to work 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. What a pitiable and unfortunate situation?
We reiterate that every effort should be employed in putting our roads in good state with all possible haste.