Committee members of Ward 3 of the Kenema City Council (KCC) have met with people from the Kpetewoma section to help plan development activities for their communities.
The chairman of the development committee, councillor Mustapha James while addressing his audience, said he was happy that development programmes were ongoing in the ward, particularly in the Kpetewoma community.
He said, “at the moment the council is constructing a bridge to link Nyandeyama and Kpetewoma and a culvert along Jakuba Street towards Blama Road and along Dakiyai Street among others”.
Councillor James further said they were working hard to extend development programmes to other communities in the ward, especially communities outside Kenema city.
He said, “flooding in the Kpetewoma community is another major problem that we want to address immediately,” adding that the flooding in that community was as a result of cabbage being dumped into the Lambayama stream.
Councillor Sheku Bawoht pointed out that those in the ward committee had the responsibility of identifying other problems to their councillor who would forward them to the council for proper action.
During the meeting the Kpetewoma community agreed to immediately engage in clearing the waterbed of the Lambayama stream so as to avoid flood.
To ensure that the aims of the council were achieved, they decided to form two committees within the community including works and bye-law regulation forbidding the dumping of waste materials into the Lambayama stream.
Work at the stream is soon to commence.