VILLAGERS and transport operators in the eastern region of Malaita have called on the national government and Minister of Infrastructures and Development MID to fix the deteriorating roads in East Malaita.
They made the call as they were affected by the continuous poor road conditions.
The deteriorating road conditions have affected the transport services, movements of people and economic activities in the eastern region of the province.
Transport operators servicing East Malaita Road have expressed the challenges and the impacts that affect their business.
A truck driver expressed that the condition of roads in East Malaita is beyond the safety of traffic and passengers.
He said the current road condition has forced transport operators, including him, to scale down their normal transport service as the situation cannot allow them to continue.
Due to the situation, its affecting farmers and small business activities that villagers normally depend on to meet their family needs.
“The current road condition in East Malaita is now in a deteriorating stage. Trucks cannot drive roads. It needs the government to address the issue.”
“The road conditions have forced us to scale down our normal services to the public. This has caused an impact on our businesses as well,” the driver said.
Nick Atu from East Malaita said the current road conditions are getting worse.
He posted photos of the deteriorating roads on social media. The photos have attracted the public and people of East Malaita to call on the government to fix the road.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Solomon Star, Auki