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City of Banjul
Monday, November 23, 2020

The Tobaski and traffic jam

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As the Eidul Adha, locally known as Tobaski, gets closer, the difficulty of moving about from one part of the country to the other is getting more and more difficult.

It has become a nightmare to move about in the country, especially in the urban areas.

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There is a lot of traffic jam in many parts of the country and a lot of time and energy is lost just to move from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’.

Citizens spend hours and hours just to reach their destinations to do one thing or the other.

The people of the North Bank Region (NBR) suffer more than their fair share of this difficulty of traveling as they have to cross from Banjul to Barra or vice versa.

When this time of year comes, the ferry becomes so congested that one can hardly move an inch.

In addition to that, when they cross over, either to Barra or Banjul, they are confronted with the difficulty of moving from one place to another.

A lot of time is wasted and that means a huge loss to both individuals and the nation at large.

The criminals also use this opportunity to do their evil deeds.

They mingle among the huge crowds and steal the properties of the people and then get away with it.

Besides, it is at a time like this that thieves and criminals are at the peak of their game.

They enter or break into private residences and steal things only to go and sell it for a paltry price.

The security agencies should be extra vigilant during times like this so that they can help minimize incidents of theft in the country.

A lot of good people suffer immensely when criminals strike depriving of their hard earned money or other valuable properties.

The police could sensitize citizens on security measures and increase their presence in hotspots of pickpocketing so as to reduce the suffering of the people.

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