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George Brook community on road construction

DECEMBER 16, 2014 By Ibrahim Tarawallie  

Chairman of the Police Partnership Board in the George Brook community in the west of the city, Alimamy Nehemiah Kargbo, and Ward Committee member Adama Kargbo, have taken the bull by the horn to ensure the issue of bad road becomes a thing of the past in their community.

The two community leaders over the weekend intensified the construction of approximately half a kilometer feeder road linking Jumu Hall to the main road linking the community field.

According to Alimamy Kargbo, the road construction is a demonstration of the love they have for the community. He pointed out that it is a self-help project that is being supported by contributions from members of the community.

“We do not have any external support for now. In spite of the fact that the community is grappling with the Ebola viral disease, this will not in any way stop us from developing our community,” he vowed.

Kargbo called on road construction companies to come to their aid as they do not have all the required tools to do the work. He also appealed to the government and private sector organizations to help the transformation process of the community.

Also, Adama Kargbo stated that their effort has changed the situation because the community was labelled an Ebola hotspot area, noting: “Inasmuch as the road work is normally done on weekends, the community leaders have not relented in sensitizing the people on Ebola prevention.”

She noted that the ongoing road work is part of their contribution to government’s ‘Agenda for Prosperity’, and stressed that it is only stakeholders that will protect and develop the community.

“One of our main problems for now is water supply, especially when the rains are over. I am using this medium to appeal to the government and non-governmental organizations to help the community with a good water supply network,” she appealed.

The George Brook community, otherwise known as Dworzark Farm, now has a tarred road which links it to the main Pademba Road-Jomo Kenyatta Road junction, and three transformers which have significantly boosted low voltage in the area.

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