NADOWLI: DCE inspects broken bridge
The District Chief Executive for Nadowli-Kaleo, Katherine T. Lankno and a team from the National Disaster Management Organization and the district Head of Works Department have toured the broken bridge on the road linking Nanvilli to Kulpeini and other parts of the district.

Date Created : 5/16/2018 2:35:52 AM : Story Author : Muniru Ibrahim/

The bridge which was constructed some 20 years ago had part of it collapsed on Thursday May 10, 2018 during a torrential rainfall, disrupting human, trading, and vehicular activities in the area; prompting the District Chief Executive and the government to help find urgent solution to the situation.

The bridge is the only path for students who walk from Kulpeini to Nanvilli to attend Junior High school.

According to the Chief, Naa Kunzozumah Danlabuu since the bridge has broken no child has been able to attend school from Kulpeini, he said residence has not also been able to attend Sankana Market and other parts of the district.

He appealed to the assembly and the government to get the bridge fixe for them.

The team also stopped at Nator Longorozu to chase away sand winners whose activities also lead to the breaking of another bridge at the Nator Longorozu junction.

Madam Katherine T. Lankono urged the people to exercise patience, as government will do everything to alleviate the problem in the shortest possible time.

DCE appealed to the assembly engineers to immediately create a diversion to make it more motorable school pupils and farmers while she write to central government to get the problem fixed once and for all.

He also dismissed fears by residents, saying the road will be brought back to normalcy to enhance trading and other activities in the area.

The Head of Works Department of the Assembly Mr.Amenano Gilbert assured the DCE and the chiefs of Nanvilli and Kulpeini that a temporal measures will be installed immediately.

According to the 2010 population and Housing Census, the District has a total population of (61,561). Going by the international standard for the definition of an urban settlement, for the 2010 population and Housing Census which defines an urban community as any community with a population of 5,000 or more none of the communities in the Nadowli-Kaleo District has attained an urban status.

She said looking at the population of the District and how bad roads are in the district is a worry.

She appealed to government to help open up roads in the district.