Traveling to Bo by air these days is virtually impossible as the Air-Field has been left in ruins for over 10 years.
The mile long air-strip has for some time been transformed to a motor driving school; the Armed Forces has been using it to train soldiers during the Harmattan season while Njala University students use it as a short-cut route to Towama for their lectures a neighbour informed Awoko.
Transportation to Bo from Freetown by Road is now the only option.
The road which is under construction by the Salini Construction Company might be nearing completion soon
In fact, there is no Ministry of Transport and Communications in the City of Bo.
.A Qualifying Year Higher Teachers Certificate student at Njala University said: “I pray that this office does not operate again as this road is the shortest road for poor students who cannot afford transportation by Okada or Taxi.”
The roof of the office building at the Air Field had been blown off for the past three rainy seasons; the terminal had collapsed for the past five years and grass has taken over the grounds. The Air-Field itself has been out of use to Commercial or Private aircrafts for the past 10 years and it is only used by United Nations helicopters.
A Sierra Leone Police Officer said a newspaper columnist “Mr. Owl had written about this place over and again but up to now no change has been effected but thank goodness Awoko is now in the picture.”