SCADeP Commissions Two Road Constructions in Kambia And Port Loko
The Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness development project has Commission two road construction in Kambia and Port Loko district to support farmers transport their products and help support food security.
The Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP) is a project under the ministry of agriculture and food security which is supported by word bank. SCADEP has been giving support to farmers in the country. One of the Many supports of SCADEP to farmers is to construct feeder roads which will help farmers transport their produce to bigger markets in the district head quarter and city as well. SCADEP has just given support to farmers in the kambia and port Loko district to help construct roads in the two districts.
According to The Project Coordinator, Sulaiman Sesay, they support the rehabilitation and mentainance for feeder roads and Kambia and Port Loko district are two of the districts they work with under a package of a sub project called ‘spot improvement’ which they do in a couple of districts. He said that the honorable minister has launch the works in Kambia and Port Loko which are the fourth well. He added that the major scope of the work involves the structures along the road; the bridges, culverts, embarkment etc. and that the road they are going to construct will be constructed inside the swamp so the embarkment will be done really well to ensure vehicles pass through it.
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He furthered that the budget is about twenty billion leones for the two contracts in Kambia and Port Loko district. He said, for the two contracts, they have broad engineering construction for Port Loko and silcon for the road in Mambolo Chiefdom, Kambia district.
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The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Abu Bakarr Karim also talks about the challenges local farmers face in terms of transportation of their goods to bigger markets. “Productivity, when ones we get it high, that particularly market will flow to other parts of the country” he says.