Residents of ORUGU MADINA Phase II during Sunday’s National Cleaning Day on 1st February, 2020 undertook the rehabilitation of the main road leading into the community as a way of improving pedestrians and vehicular access.
The road which connects at an interjection from the main road leading to the residence of former NPRC strongman Captain Rtd. Valentine Strasser was a no go area during the last raining season. The road leading into the community of over five thousand residents was completely cut off from vehicular traffic throughout the period of the raining season last year, causing untold suffering to the people.
As the youths with support from community leaders undertook the exercise, they made a clarion call to the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF) to consider incorporating this 500 metres stretch road for in their national access and feeder roads rehabilitation.
A certain philanthropist who prefers anonimity is reported to have supported the youth with a rented caterpillar machine to scrape of the dead mud which has over time caused ponding on the road.
Last year during the rains, residents were face with difficulties transporting pregnant women in labour and other sick persons to medical centres. Two women lost their lives last year during labour because they couldn’t be taken hospital early.
The condition of the road even with the efforts of residents, mostly undertaken by manual labour is not sufficient to remove the risk of a cut off again this year.
The RMF needs to be proactive in this regard to save the people of ORUGU Madina Phase II from the predicament they suffered last year.