The condition of the road leading to the Eastern district town of Kono has worsened as a result of the heavy rains this season. Many residents of the diamond-rich district are questioning as to why the highway leading to the hometown of the vice president and the first lady, including some prominent personalities within the ruling party like the local government and transport and aviation ministers, is in such a terrible state.
"It is really ridiculous that the road leading to the home of the vice president is in such poor condition," said Momodu Kamara, a trader doing business in the district.
The contract to construct the Matotoka-Kono highway was signed between the government of Sierra Leone and Well Group Company before the raining season set in, and reasons for the delay in the commencement of the project was not explained to the public.
However, Concord Times has learnt that Well Group Company could not commence the construction work as stated in the agreement due to government's failure to make available to the company the contract funds.
Residents of the district are not happy with the governing All People's Congress, who they accused of not being sensitive to their plights.
SahrFanday, a Kono youth activist, told Concord Times that VP Sam-Sumana has visited his home district of Kono only once since his infamous public humiliation of some traditional authorities and aggrieved workers of Octea mining company, who were largely Konos.