Last repaired in the 1980s, the road has over the years become home to potholes. Amid water-loggings, the road becomes impassable during the rainy season, resulting in scarcity of transport for the residents and break down of the few vehicles which dare ply the route.
Now though, an initiative by the local area councilor, assisted by the alkalo, the Village Development Committee, VDC, and the Brikama Area Council, BAC, has resulted in the acquisition of a hundred trips of gravel from the Department of Geology.
Mr Ebrima Sonko of Green Impact Company offered to mine and transport the gravel from Faraba quarry to the Brufut worksite as well as provide usage of his construction equipment.
“With that we started a fundraising campaign and so far we have received D50,000 from the village fund, D10,000 from the alkalo, D10,000 from Kambeng Kafoo, D10,000 from Pa Hydara and another D10,000 from Yoro Bah making a total of D90,000. We used D80,000 as our contribution to the services of the plants and trucks and retained the balance for other logistics. The BAC also donated us 400 litres of fuel,” ward councilor Pa Lamin Fatty said.
He however disclosed that the scale of the work requires more funding, as the rains are fast approaching. “We are therefore calling on all to assist us financially or materially to complete this major works,” he added.
The village head, Alkalo Malamin Manneh also expressed his desire to see the conditions of the roads improved. People and companies wishing to assist the project can contact the councilor or alkalo on 9900968 and 9918042.
By Lamin Cham]]>