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Bwolo residents want bridge over River Kpaguna

Abu Sarki, the community head, said that the absence of the bridge and social amenities in the area remain a thorn in his flesh as…

Abu Sarki, the community head, said that the absence of the bridge and social amenities in the area remain a thorn in his flesh as the residents struggled tooth and nail to convey their farm produce to the market during the rainy season.
While explaining their experiences to Aso Chronicle, the village head bemoaned the failure of the government to make life easier for the residents.
Musa Mark, another resident, said River Kpaguna which borders the community and Ijah Pada, a neighbouring community, is usually impassable for the over 600 inhabitants in the community whom he described as predominantly farmers.
He explained that vehicles would not be able to cross the river into the community during rainy season, adding that the residents have to carry their farm produce and wade through the river.
He said efforts by the residents to construct a makeshift bridge have been unsuccessful, calling on the government for immediate assistance.
Sarki also enjoined the government to provide the residents with fertilisers in order to help their farming activities, adding that the provision of farming implements would also enhance harvest.
Another resident, Shuaibu Abubakar, identified lack of water in the community among the challenges facing the residents, adding that over 600 residents use the only borehole in the community. The absence of medical facility within the community tops the swelling list of amenities lacking in the community, he said.
“Pregnant women and sick people go to Kwali General Hospital which is very far from here,” Abubakar said.
The challenges of insecurity within the village have them wary of strangers, disclosed Sarki.
He said unknown people do steal farm produce and motorcycles from the residents, calling for proactive measures from the government with the deployment of police officers to the community to curb the act.
 Sarki also said there is need for the government to provide the residents with fertilisers and mechanised farm implements to enhance food production and boost economic activities in the community.
“If the government can provide us with secondary schools and a primary health centre, electricity and good road, I believe our community will be in a better condition than it is now,” Sarki enthused.

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