If something is not done urgently about the deteriorating condition of one of the major bridges in Luawa Chiefdom in Kailahun District, it will result in disaster.
The Kaya Bridge, which links Kailahun to sectional headquarter towns in Luawa Chiefdom, is now a death trap as the bridge is in a dilapidated state.
During a snap visit with the World Food Programme (WFP) team, headed by Josephine Blackie last week to assess the road conditions of Bandajuma Sinneh, Sandeya, Gondama and Geima respectively, it was discovered that the deplorable condition of the roads backed by the dilapidated Kaya bridge have been making life difficult for people there.
The Kaya bridge, which is less than eight miles from Kailahun township, is very significant in the lives of the inhabitants of that community, as it eases the transportation of agricultural produce and other essential goods from that community to greater Kailahun and beyond.
According to the WFP officer in charge of Kailahun District, Josephine Blackie, since March 12 her organization had approved support for road maintenance project with full community participation in order to enhance their school feeding and food for work for tree plant rehabilitation in those communities. She expressed dissatisfaction over the snail pace at which the project was moving.
She however attributed the slow pace of the project to the negative attitude of their implementing Community Based Organization (CBO), CBAN, and the poor corporation from the beneficiary communities.
The town chief of Sandeya village, Saffa Brima said they were ready to work but were constrained by the heavy rains.