Traffic congestions

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The terrible traffic congestion on the roads observable on a daily can easily reveal how it is affecting the developmental aspirations of the nation.

A comprehensive road network is vital for the economic transformation of a country.

The Gambia is no exception.

A lot of time is wasted by workers commuting to and from work on the roads every day because many people find it extremely difficult to find transport and so end up being late.

This has economic implications.

Looking at the huge number of vehicles in the country, it becomes clear that transportation should not have been a problem in this small country.

However, if one is in Banjul on week days and the clock chimes four and one is still there, the rest of that evening is wasted on looking for vehicle; and after getting one, the traffic congestion prevents one from reaching home for hours.

For sustainable growth and economic development, there needs to be a very good road network so that people and goods can easily be transported from one place to the other.

The bottom line is that the country needs to build more roads in strategic places to ease the traffic congestions.

The National Roads Authority (NRA) needs to conduct a comprehensive study to find the most appropriate places to construct roads and embark on a road construction initiative.

This would ease the traffic congestion on the highway and a lot of time would be saved.

In fact, this will also have a positive impact on the number of road accidents.

A lot of road accidents occur in the country and many people lose their lives in these.

Let the National Roads Authority (NRA) conduct a research and study this problem in detail so that a solution can be found.