Following series of publications expressing the dissatisfaction of the people about the poor road network in Kambia, the Kambia-Tonko Limba road construction has got underway.
The expert teams from targeted donors and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) made a field visit between 10th and 15th July 2017 on an assessment study of the Kambia –Tonko Limba- Tomparay road for finalization of the proposed documentation in order to commence the road construction.
This press is reliably informed that the processes for construction of the road which will cost millions of dollars would start in earnest which includes advertisement for interested bidders, opening and kick-starting construction at the start of this dry season.
The visit of the team served as hope to the people who jubilated as the delay in constructing the road had brought mixed feelings among the inhabitants of Tonko Limba Chiefdom which the dilapidated road runs through.
Meanwhile, the Kambia-Tonko Limba road continues to be in a bad state that gets worse especially in the rainy season even though its construction has been twice included in the national budget read in parliament, together with other roads which have long commenced construction and nearing completion.
It could be recalled that numerous unfulfilled campaign promises were made by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in the 2007 and 2012 elections respectively to construct the road from Kambia town to Tonko Limba-Tomparay for which indigenes of Tonko Limba have expressed antagonism over what they describe as marginalization by the government.
They had vowed to throw out the governing APC party at the polls in the 2018 elections if the government is not seen to be serious to finalize the processes for construction of this road before the 2018 elections.