Leicester Road Turns Death Trap



This is an emergency for which the people are requesting and appealing to the new government, headed by President Julius Maada Bio to help and redeem them from this catastrophe and bondage as even 4-wheel drive vehicles cannot ply the road.

Despite the fact that thousands of Roman Catholics use this road every year on their pilgrimage from the Albert Academy to the Saint Paul’s Major Seminary at Regent the road has not been fixed.  

Although a few residents in the community have invested funds and engaged youths to fix the road, the majority of residents in the community are not committed to the project and much remains to be done.

However, motorbike riders who ply the route have been making attempts at repairing the road over the years as without them the road would have been totally unmotorable.

Residents interviewed blame the former APC Member of Parliament, Ajibola Manley-Spaine, who served for almost three terms but did not reside and hardly visited the area as well as the Councilor, religious leaders and other stakeholders including those who have resided in the community for decades for not mounting incessant pressure on successive governments to fix the road.

The Bike Riders Association Chairman, Gbassay and some of his members revealed in an interview at Model Junction that a Mr. Cecil Lawrence Samba who resides in the community is one of those sincerely committed to the overall development of the area highlighting his numerous contributions to the development of dropout youths, job creation and fixing the road.

They also lamented that the community lacks a medical center, recreational and socialization centers and extremely poor water supply facility among the other challenges affecting them and appealed to government to swiftly come to their aid.

They reiterated that their major challenge is the road asserting that the government that would fix the road need not campaign them in any election.