Govt. should prioritise fixing roads

14 January 2019

 

The heavy downpours of late have damaged a lot of road infrastructure in Samoa. Motorists in most parts of the country are having to navigate the multiple potholes and some of the more challenging road conditions that exist.


This is not the first time this has happened in Samoa though. Bad roads at this time of the year is a common occurrence. What do you think the Government should do to improve our roads? Reporter Yumi Epati Tala’ave asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

 

Konelio Sheck, 34, Tanugamanono

 I think the roads are extremely bad, there are so many potholes. I think the Government should prioritise fixing the roads, especially given the fact we have so many visitors in Samoa today. More tourists will come if the infrastructure is in place.

 

 

Siualelei Matagi, 29, Faleula

There is so much work that needs to be done to fix our roads and the government should make this a priority. There are potholes everywhere and these not only endanger lives, they cost people a lot of money especially in terms of repairs. So I think the Government needs to fix our roads as soon as possible.

 

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Saumai Seve, 66

I agree that a lot of work is needed to improve the roads, not only the one going to the airport but to all the other village roads that have been damaged. Almost all the families of Samoa have cars now which is why the government should consider improving roads as their priority. If the roads are well done then this will limit the number of car crashes. But if the roads still remain the same as there are a lot of holes and all that, then that reflects the fact that our tax are not properly used  by the government.

 

Palatiso Maoama, 29, Magiagi

The government should consider expanding the roads for the safety of the people and to avoid more car crashes. There should be a lot of traffic lights as well for the safety of all the drivers and people walking on the road.

 

Keli Poutasi, 55, Tanugamanono

The roads are generally good. Unfortunately the road to the airport is really bad and it needs an improvement. There are more people travelling to Samoa and there should be good roads especially from the airport to town.

 

Gram Koria, 40, Papauta

Roads should be one of the Government’s priorities. Tourism is the greatest source of income for our economy and if we want more tourists to come to Samoa, then we should be concerned about things that matter the most. For instance the roads. Tourists love to explore the island but if our roads are not good enough, then they will not come back.


14 January 2019

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