Pipeline Road Waterlogged

first_imgResidents of Pipeline Community in Paynesville are finding it difficult to travel in and out of the area, after the only bridge connecting their community to the rest of Paynesville was flooded over as a result of several days of heavy downpour of rain.Our reporter, who visited the area last Wednesday, reported that motorbikes and four-wheel vehicles were the only means of transport that people could make use of to commute across the flood water.The chairman of the United Christian Community, Musa Kamara, told the Daily Observer that due to the bad road condition, residents were finding it very difficult to make ends meet. “Due to the bad road, especially in the rainy season, we are doomed to face water flowing from everywhere to enter our homes,” Mr. Kamara cried.Despite the situation, residents continue to fend for themselves and move forward with their lives. Mr. Kamara has appealed to government to help restore normalcy to the area by providing a paved, all-weather road.The road, he said, connects United Christian Community, Pipeline and other nearby communities, including Whein Town and Kpeh-Kpeh Town in Lower Johnsonville, among others.In spite of the odds, residents there over the weekend broke ground for the construction of a center for the Youth Intellectual Forum.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MacLOCHLAINN SEEKS ASSURANCES ON FUTURE OF MALIN HEAD COASTGUARD

first_imgDonegal North East TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is to seek assurances from the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar on the future operation of the Malin Head Coastguard Station.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnIt follows reports that the station may be reduced to a 12 hour service and renamed.Deputy Joe McHugh assured Donegal Daily yesterday there were no plans to downgrade the station. Sinn Fein’s Deputy Mac Lochlainn said “The people of the North West, particularly those living in coastal communities have repeatedly had to endure speculation about the future of the Malin Head station. This is a world class service that we are very proud of. A service essential to this region. An emergency service that saves lives all year around”.He dded it is disturbing to learn of reports that the station may be reduced to a 12 hour service and renamed.“I am seeking assurance from the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar that these reports are untrue and I am further seeking assurance that the staffing numbers required to maintain a 24 hour service are achieved at Malin Head and then maintained.“I have refrained from criticising Minister Varadkar over this matter to date as it has been my opinion that some senior officials in his department have long sought the closure of Malin Head Coastguard and Valentia Coastguard Stations and the centralisation of marine rescue services to Dublin. “However it is now time that this agenda was quashed once and for all and the person to do this can only be the Minister himself”. MacLOCHLAINN SEEKS ASSURANCES ON FUTURE OF MALIN HEAD COASTGUARD was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnMalin Head Coastguard stationlast_img read more