DETERIORATING poor conditions of feeder roads in rural areas of the country are a real evidence justifying plea to the Government of the day to device long term plan for road maintenance.
Guadalcanal Provincial member for Paripao ward, Andrew Rayboy made the call in light of very poor conditions of feeder roads on the island.
He said, the deteriorating conditions of the roads speak for themselves as road users especially vehicle owners often get stacked into muddy patches while travelling on the roads.
Mr Rayboy said, early this week he had to leave his vehicle because it got stuck into deep muddy patch of the road and could not move free.
The provincial member said, he had to walk two kilometres to officiate celebrations marking Guadalcanal Province second appointed with communities from his ward.
He said the incident did not hamper his determination to take part in the celebrations with his people.
He was accompanied by the provincial minister for Provincial affairs, Fr.Lional Longarata.
Mr Rayboy said, in some parts of the east Guadalcanal road, passengers of vehicles had to get out and help push the vehicles either out from being stuck in the mud or up-hill where road conditions are so bad.
He described conditions of feeder roads from Aola to Lungo and Kolakarako connecting Paripao and Valasi wards as in a very poor state.
He appeals to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) to give urgent attention in carrying out maintenance work of the roads.
He said conditions of the roads have left neglected to deteriorate ever since the last maintenance work was carried out in 2010.
A large number of people from the surrounding communities took part in the celebrations which included singing, traditional dancing and feasting.
By CHARLES KADAMANA