QUESTION OF THE DAY
SHOULD THE KMC WAIT FOR THE PEOPLE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT BAD ROADS BEFORE ACTION IS TAKEN?
The council should be in constant touch with the National Roads Authority and is required to have a technical unit that should be monitoring the road condition in the municipality. The Mosque Road leading to the Brikama Highway is a key road infrastructure with a major school, a major market, two major mosques and a major health centre and a major petrol station in the vicinity. The place called Ebony is now transformed into a garage.
However what used to be a pothole which could have been repaired to save the road has now been transformed into a lake which should measure at least a metre deep. Transports easily get stuck in the mud. It is incredible that there is no authority that goes on a fact finding mission to determine the state of dilapidation of a major access road.
In the same vein, the Serrekunda clinic is frequently visited by patients who have to be transported to Banjul by ambulance. Jobe Street which is used by the ambulance to go to the Brikama Highway is also being rendered almost impassable. The potholes on the road have also developed into small lakes that is causing further erosion.
These two places are within the sight of KMC officials since they are frequently visiting locations. They should therefore take the lead in visiting the community and finding out rather than asking residents to go to them to lodge complaints.