Residents of Kamayama, a settlement at Regent Road, Lumley, are having mobility constrains due to poor road construction but with the timely intervention of philanthropist, Adonis Aboud this is going to be a thing of the past.
In this community with over two thousand dwellers, there is however, no constructed bridge linking that community and Regent Road; only a makeshift bridge of huge rocks which often flood during the rains that led to the community.
At a meeting on Friday, with a cross-section of members of the community Mr Aboud explained that, “the community will be providing labour for the construction of the bridge for the community.”
He said the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA), SCS- Construction Company, and Andre Hope had offered to give helping hands by providing materials for the bridge construction.
Mr Aboud explained that the construction would start tomorrow, adding that the target of completion was before the rains.
The philanthropist recalled constructing a bridge in Bo which “prompted the SLRA to construct four bridges”.
He gave locals hope by pointing out that, “the construction of the bridge might spur SLRA to do other constructions in the area.”
Mr Aboud explained that this was a demonstration that without waiting on government, people could come together and develop their communities.
The community chairman, Foday K Conteh, applauded Mr Aboud’s kind gesture as “Kamayama needs development and the youth are ready to work for development.”
An inhabitant of the locality, Mrs Fadika expressed her appreciation for the development drive and appealed that during the construction process token should be provided for youths who would be providing labour.
By Ophaniel Gooding