Hagen roads need to be sealed by bitumen, not gravel

Letters, Normal

The National, Friday 18th November 2011

THE MP for Hagen Open, William Duma, recently committed K10 million to upgrade and maintain the potholed roads in the city.
A local contractor, WOPA Constructions, was engaged.
But what we have seen so far is some patching work going on – basically using river gravel mixed with water.
We have yet to see professional road upgrading using bitumen (kolta) to seal the roads or the use of proper equipment and ma­chineries like those from Shorncliffe, Global, Dekenai and others. 
Otherwise, we will end up with more and bigger potholes once the rain come and wash away the gravel.
I call on the contractor to do a more professional job than what it is doing now.

Mt Hagen