Leaders must attend to poor conditions of roads

Letters, Normal

The National – Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I am a frequent traveller between Igam, Bumayong and PTC in Lae.
What is the government (both national and provincial) really doing?
I often wonder whether these people have any cow sense, whether they think about the people and whether they give a thought to the people who are suffering from the bumpy and dusty roads.
Do they care about the people waiting for buses, oftentimes in vain because of the poor road conditions?
Do they know that owners of vehicles are forced to run up high bills on repair and maintaining their vehicles?
The roads conditions are simply atrocious.
Can you imagine these roads leading to one of the military bases in the country (Igam Barracks) and the police barracks (Tent City)?
One joke I like to tell is this: If our second city were to be invaded, our military would be avoiding potholes and by the time they reached it, the city would have been taken over.
This particular stretch has been neglected ever since.
I urge the government to do something about it.


Frustrated BCK 939