The aforementioned bridge links the three chiefdoms in the Moyamba District. The residents believe that the bridge is the major link between them and other fractions of the country.
A better road network is said to be a major way of improving business in any country, as the movement of goods requires a proper and better road network to link different business communities to enhance lucrative trade.
Bumpeh Chiefdom Speaker, Alhaji Mustapha Tounkara Fofana said they are tired of making a request for the construction of the Magbele Bridge that links his chiefdom to another chiefdoms, while pointing out how business and other sectors have been badly affected in that part of the country, owing to the dilapidated bridge.
Alhaji Mustapha Fofanah added “this road issue has been a difficult issue for us; it has affected the health sector and it also affected education and business here.”
He furthered that they would continue to beseech the appropriate authorities in order to ensure the abovementioned bridge being reconstructed and that it would enhance trade, adding that they had to go through the river using small boats or canoes that happened to be scary to travel with, especially when the rains is currently coming.
A resident Musa Kabba expressed frustration over the lack of effective transportation means to and from their chiefdoms. He stated that t life have been very challenging without a good road network pointing out that they have not been able to engage in effective trade activities.
He further stated that the Member of Parliament had visited the site once and promised to facilitate the construction of the bridge as he pointed out that the Member of Parliament has not done anything since his last visit.
Fatmata Kabia lamented that since the ferry administration withheld their operations in that part of the country, nothing has been doing to ensure it started operation again. She highlighted “we are suffering and the trade at the moment is not what it used to be anymore, because there is lack of transportation in our community.”