Residents of Bonthe and its environs have expressed dismay over the neglect and marginalization of the district leading to its underdevelopment, since the APC came to power despite casting their votes for them during the past presidential and parliamentary election.
According to concerned residents of Bonthe who spoke to this press, after waiting in vain for the visiting Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Sam Sumana which never materialized.
The Vice President’s visit was highly expected and all necessary arrangements were made to give him a heroic welcome as it will mark the first official visit of a high profile government official of the APC to Bonthe since they assumed power. The Vice President was expected to arrive in Bonthe over the weekend to inform residents in the district about the development plans of the APC for the district, but they were lately informed that, the helicopter that was supposed to take the Vice President had developed a mechanical problem in Freetown. They however complained that, the APC government wants to treat them like the way the SLPP did, with all kinds of promises to develop the district and at the end they are neglected and marginalized of getting much needed developmental programs that will improve the living standards of the people.
Bonthe District is reportedly going without a medical doctor and the much needed logistics like drugs, blood bank and an X-ray machine while the health care delivery lies in shambles living the sick to rot and die by their bedsides without government doing anything to help them.
The District is also suffering from lack of safe drinking water and electricity supply making it very difficult to improve the living standards of the people as employment opportunities hardly come by and residents are finding life unbearable considering the current hard ship affecting them in the District a resident lamented.
They however called on the APC to fulfill their campaign promises and ensure that the district is giving due consideration in terms of development.