Malaita road rehabilitation continues amidst complaints

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Part of the road rehabilitated along the south road in West Kwaio.
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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

AUKI

Part of the road rehabilitated along the south road in West Kwaio.

PROVINCIAL Secretary of Malaita province has announced that road rehabilitation in the province is still continuing.

Mr Jackson Gege made the statement in response to growing complaints by road users in the province over the deteriorated conditions of the roads in the province.

He said roads in certain areas of the outskirts of Auki have been rehabilitated and the programme is still continuing into places which have not yet been repaired.

Gege explained that the current road rehabilitation is funded by ADB and AusAID through the National Transport Fund and will continue to where the roads end (head roads) in the province.

“That means road maintenance will go as far as Hauhui in West Are Are for south road, Foia for north road and Atori for east road,” he said.

Gege said so far road rehabilitation is being carried out at Maoa area in West Kwaio for south road.

He said the road rehabilitation programme is for the three main roads in the province, and it will continue until it is completed.

Gege also adds that since public had complained before on manual work, the current programme has employed the use of machineries.

He admits that in line with past complaints when contractors used manpower, roads were quick to deteriorate, hence they have resorted to using machines.

Meanwhile, he appeals to the public in Malaita to be patient and give time for the road works to produce standard roads which will cater for better travelling experience.

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