The poor road condition at Fagali’i-Uta is a concern for one village member.
Gagao’o Limu, a 54-year-old father from the village of Fagali’i-uta, is calling on relevant authorities to wake up to the villagers’ plea for a proper road.
“We urge whoever is responsible for fixing roads to please fix our roads because we have suffered enough,” he said.
Mr. Limu was on his way home from his plantation when he met the Village Voice team yesterday.
He says this has been a continuous problem for his village.
“We have been facing this problem for almost 10 years now and still nothing has been done to overcome it.
“Coming pass the airport and in front of Malietoa’s old residence is the most dangerous area.
“Not only is it narrow, but that’s the most damaged area of the road and then come up to the government flats area.”
Mr. Limu said most people in his village have relocated to their plantations after the tsunami in 2009.
“Ten years ago, only a few people used to live around the area, but now almost all families that used to live in the coast have moved up here.
“So the hard part now is that the road is too bad for transport around our area now and no actions have been taken to fix it.”
Mr. Limu said if the road condition continues to deteriorate, bus services may not reach his village.
“Another problem is that there are also a few shops in the area and they could be affected if deliveries do not reach our place.
“I think the people here will suffer by buying more cars and repairing them often because of the roads.