If you think the people of Kailahun would be taken for granted come 2012, you must be kidding, as some electorate of that district have in a strong worded message confided in Awoko that if the deplorable road network is not addressed they would boycott elections come 2012.
According to a resident who is nick named “Daddy Boc’”Anyone who feels they would use flamboyant promises vis-à-vis the construction of the dilapidated road would be joking as we are no longer interested in bogus promises which yield little or no result for the District” he opined.
In an interaction with the Kailahun District Magistrate, Alfred Ganda, he commended the collective efforts of residents in the District for recently mobilizing local resources to mend some areas along the highway.
He however raised serious concern over the abysmal status of the road network in the District which poses considerable constraints especially for food security.
“Most times I found it very difficult to preside over cases in Daru and Koindu as a direct result of the deplorable road net work in the District” he said.
He added that ‘ at times when certain cases are transferred to the High Court in Kenema for further hearing, it would take some time to transport accused persons there as both commercial and private vehicles are always caught up in the muddy roads.’
According to one Morie Senesi, a driver who is contemplating on quitting driving for farming, driving used to be an attractive profession for him in that District but the rate at which the road had degenerated over the years, engaging in driving could be a waste of time as little or no dividend is realized from the profession these days.
He confirmed that most times he had to spend considerable amount of resources on maintenance and fuel but in the end got stock in the mud along the high way.
Morie said he has already cultivated substantial acreage of farm land for which he is sure of earning better proceeds at the end of the year.
By Solomon Rogers