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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Women rice growers call for help over fallen bridge

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By Alagie K Bah, reporting from URR

Hundreds of women from Chamen, Sarreh Alpha, Konteh, Wallingara, Sinchu Omar and Palleleh villages in Nianija have called for help to repair a bridge they use to get over to their rice fields.

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The women, who spoke to The Standard correspondent in the area said the damaged bridge now poses an imminent danger because it can collapse anytime and that they struggle to access their rice fields.
“Crossing this bridge is now very risky and we need help urgently before a disaster happens because we cannot leave our rice too unattended,” Mariama Jallow, from Konteh Village said.

She appealed to government to urgently come to their aid.
The Alkalo of Chamen village, Gibril Cham said government should immediately come to their aid and build a standard bridge over the water to make access safe for the women.
Other village heads in the area expressed similar sentiments.

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