November 23, 2016 By Regina Pratt
Residents of Tengbeh town community have called on the government through the ministries of Trade and Health to provide them with market and a health centre.
Residents said the only market within the community was without toilet facility and that there was no health centre to deliver first aid treatment to people.
Speaking to Concord Times at her business place, Chairlady for a nearby store currently being used as a market structure, Madam Doro Jalloh, said the community has been neglected in most development activities.
“This community is in dire need of a market and a health centre. We want the government to help us with those important facilities,” she said.
Madam Jalloh recalled that in 2012 their former councilor made efforts to acquire a piece of land intended to be used as a space for the construction of both a market and a health centre.
She pointed at the Kinghaman Road satellite clinic as the only nearby health facility, noting that it was difficult to access because it is located some hundred metres away from them.
She said women were possibly the most vulnerable whenever any serious health issue arises at night.
The chairlady also bemoaned the poor condition of the road, noting that during the raining season, they find it difficult to go to bigger markets to buy goods as most drivers always refuse to ply the road.
Another resident, Alhaji Momodu Amara also expressed similar sentiment about the community.