De Pa dae wok on the old road between Kissy and Grafton
Cries of "Kissy old road!" from taxi and "poda-poda"
drivers will soon be a thing of the past when a new highway linking the
gas station at Kissy to Grafton is completed.
While infrastructure developments in the more
affluent western parts of Freetown have received much publicity, this new
artery will pass through some of the poorest neighborhoods of Freetown. Long neglected by successive administrations,
many stretches of the old road have been turned into an overcrowded bazaar
where everything from raw fish to chicken parts to auto parts is available for
sale. On a recent morning, some vendors seemed to stand their ground as a heavy
piece of machinery excavated a drainage ditch.
Working on a schedule that was interrupted by the
Ebola outbreak, the main contractor, the Compagnie Sahelienne d'Entreprise
(CSE), has made it possible for motorists to enjoy a paved road that starts at
Kissy and ends just slightly beyond Brewery at Wellington. Construction
continues in the Calaba Town area with one worker predicting the delivery of a
completed project within three months.
Several Calaba Town residents optimistically
speculated that the government has plans to use the new road as an alternate
route while it widens the Waterloo/Freetown highway.
Whatever happens, "Kissy old road," is becoming
"Kissy new road," literally.
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