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Weather blamed for deteriorated roads

Luisa Qiolevu
Monday, February 26, 2018

THE continuous heavy rain experienced in the North earlier this month was seen as the cause of deteriorated road conditions at Naividamu Village in Macuata.

Mr Eloni Ratu, a resident in the area, said a lot of villagers were late to work because of the poor road conditions.

"One major problem is that we already have bad roads and with the continuous rain, it has gotten worse and then everybody gets mad at the driver for being late," he said. Mr Ratu claimed children also arrived late to school because of the road conditions. "Sometimes, the bus gets bogged down in the mud," he said.

"Some drivers are too stubborn and never do anything when we get stuck," he claimed.

Dalip Chand and Sons Ltd general manager Kunal Chand said the adverse weather was to blame for the state of the Naividamu roads.

"These has led to children being late to school, market vendors lose out on their sales and those going to work would be late," he said.

"We cannot control the weather and the situation we are stuck in right now, but our priority remains on the safety of our passengers and we do hope they be patient with us on this and we can only hope that the soggy roads get dried up."

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