Chinese Railway Seventh Group (CRSG) has commenced the construction of Freetown roads after a halt as a result of the Ebola outbreak and they have embarked on massive cleaning of both Kissy Road and Fourah Bay Road, opening clogged drainages and clearing debris.
The poor condition of Fourah Bay Road in particular is due to the constant overflow of drainages causing waste water to flow and form permanent ponds on the road thereby causing the road’s compaction to weaken.
Zhang Jie Zhang aka David, said they are working day and night especially at night to clean the drainages. He said the drainages are clogged mainly by rubbish which included plastic, unused clothes and other easy-not-to rot materials. Mr. Zhang Jie said, people feel convenient when they remove rubbish from their homes and throw them into the gutters, but they forget about the wider inconvenience and health risk their actions cause.
Wang Gen aka Evans said they want to make sure that every road they construct stands the test of time and do not be damaged by out flow from gutters.