The condition of the road leading to Samu Chiefdom in the Kambia district has gotten worse as a result of heavy downpour of rains, as residents in that part of the country continue to find it extremely difficult to travel in and out of the chiefdom.
Many residents who spoke to Concord Times stated that the terrible state of the road has forced commercial and other vehicles to stop plying the route.
Adama Kamara, who resides in Kassirie Town, told this reporter that residents of the chiefdom now rely on motorbikes as their only means of transportation because of the refusal of commercial vehicles to ply the route.
"The road is terrible and we have been experiencing this for quite a while now. It usually gets worst during the rainy season," she said. "We have no idea when the authorities concern will decide to make the road for us."
On his part, Patrick Bangura, a teacher at the Samu Baptist Secondary School, lamented the economic burden the terrible state of the road has imposed on residents, in that motorbike riders now charge commuters Le60,000, Le70,000 or even Le80,000 to and from Samu.
He said prominent personalities, including parliamentarians, have stopped visiting towns in the chiefdom because of it deplorable state.
"Even with motorbikes, they still find it difficult to travel to and from Samu because in some areas along the road, the rider cannot pass with the passenger sitting on the bike because it is terrible," he explained.
Bangura called on the government, through the Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure, to prioritize the construction of the road.