#Article (Archive)

Wuli East NAM deplores state of Wuli roads

Dec 3, 2010, 12:13 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

The National Assembly member for Wuli East constituency, Hon. Bekai Camara, has deplored the poor state of roads in the Upper River Region, in particular in Wuli East, Wuli West and Sandu.

Hon. Camara, who was contributing to the debate on the 2011 draft budget estimates Wednesday, called on the Ministry of Works through the National Roads Authority to consider some of the roads in rural Gambia.

According to him, the roads in Wuli West, Wuli East and Sandu are in a terrible condition and, as such, many businesses ceased for almost a month during the rainy season.

"Movement of vehicles was not possible just because of the poor road conditions in those areas," the Wuli East parliamentarian said.

It is well understood, he noted, that it is very expensive for Government to construct roads, but filling the potholes should not be a difficult thing for the National Roads Authority.

"Let them spend money on that part of the country too, and I hope this time around the National Roads Authority will consider and look into the situation of that part of the country," he appealed, adding that without this, there will be a lot of destruction in that part of the country during the next rainy season.

He also urged the National Roads Authority not to limit their work to one part of the country, noting that the people of Wuli and Sandu should not be subjected to such a type of situation, as it makes it very difficult for them during the rainy season.