Basse/Wulli Road: Dusty And Dangerous

Dusty road of linking Basse, Wulli and Sandou. What a major health hazard! 

The Former MP for Wulli Nyakoi area Honourable Sedia Jatta will be disgusted with the current state of the main road linking Basse, Wulli and Sandou district. Travellers and public transport owners have sent photos to Kairo News complaining of the daily woes they encounter during the terrifying and dangerous journeys.

The dust inhalation and associated health risk are complicating matters every day. Below are some of the health risk of dusty and muddy roads:

Dust becomes toxic when present in excessive amounts whether inside or outside homes. The toxicity can be attributed to both material composition of the dust contaminants and living organisms present in the dust such as moulds and dust mites. House dust mites (microscopic eight-legged creatures also known as HDM) feed on flakes of shed human skin. – See more at:


I am urging the Minister responsible for roads to act and end the nightmares of fellow Wulli and Sandou people. Imagine the dangers to pregnant women, very poorly older people, and the sick. I urge the current APRC MPs for Wulli and Sandou to stop nodding off in parliament and speak up on the plight of their people. The list below can be some of the further health risks:

Adverse health conditions caused by the dust depend on the prevalence of specific toxins found within living environment. Health damaging conditions are frequently associated with the following Allergic reactions and increased risk of asthma associated with dust mites and proteases contained within dust mites’ feces Sick building syndrome – intoxication by mold particles that may lead to many conditions, including but not limited to fungal infections and those reminiscent of inflammatory systemic illnesses, Dermatitis from internal and topical contaminant intoxication, Breathing problems and lung damage caused by scarring (Fibrosis) from excessive inhalation of chemical dust contaminants, Systemic illnesses invoked by blood intoxication with chemical agents and organic microorganism, Difficulty breathing and sleeping due to blocked sinuses, Depression and anxiety associated with resulting systemic illnesses – See more at:

Wullingkas and Sandougkas contacted me, complaining of their woes, the neglect and daily sufferings. The road needs to be fixed.

By Suntou Bolongaba (native of Wulli and Sandou)

Former WUlli MP Sedia Jatta
Former WUlli MP Sedia Jatta is call to speak out on the bad state of Basse to Wulli road.


  1. Suntou, one can safely and accurately say that 90% of ALL roads in the Gambia are dusty, muddy and pothole roads. Dust and rains are the biggest transportation enemies of Gambians besides Yaya Jammeh and his killer and theft regime.
    People suffer, vehicles suffer, sick and pregnant women suffer, trees suffer even butterflies suffer.
    Be you an APRC, an PDOIS, a UDP, an NRP militant, an apolitical, a civil servant, a foreigner ALL of the people living in the Gambia suffer the bad road conditions.
    When you reached the Francis Small Hospital thru the Marina Parade road, the smell of herds and shits coming from inside the State House fills the air like the Abuko “Daraal”.
    Yaya Jammeh is out ideas and funds, he has no friends inside or outside the Gambia, he has no rich friends anywhere around the world or financial organizations willing to help him. Yaya Jammeh is left with spreading daily lies and operation this and that, my oil and executive directives to rob and kill Gambians and businesses.
    What else can we expect from AJJ Jammeh? Brace for more Kanilai parties, bambulas, beauty pegeants, and sex ahore, until the mob marches to State House.
    Our Blaise Compaore of the Gambia must migrate or get jailed or killed.
    The only person who benefitted from Jammeh stolen and drug dealing wealth is Zeinab Suma Jammeh and her two children. Period.

    • I can’t agree more with your sentiments Deyda. It is sad, the worry is, once people taste the powers in theirs hands, if anyone can control the situation. I am enjoying the downfall the rogue Burkina Faso state Guards, a very successful people power. Our own time is fast approaching.

  2. It’s a disaster…Absolute disaster…Pictures of poor roads, including Banjul streets, puts this government to shame…

  3. That comes down to a country without infrastructure as comments usually indicate in context. You don’t want to eat food from the market stalls during the rains. Little lavae bubbling in the mudded foot paths in between the stalls makes you feel you are tasting them at lunch. Jammeh flocks the people and send them to clean the streets and the roads, an area ordinary citizens should be employed to earn a living, yet you see garbage everywhere; from plastics, to rotten fruits and vegetables not mentioning the disgusting poodles of stagnant water. The dry seasons are marked by thick hazy and cloudy dust looking in the distance, due to dryness and bad roads. You can write in time, one thousand reasons why Gambians citizens can consider themselves backward at national levels.
    I for an example will not be bracing for any wrathful news events knowing that many race are not for the swift, but those can endure it. I think puzzling oneself with Yaya Jammeh’s unpredictability and acts of lunacy up till now, will only help to worsen his sickened mental conditions. There can’t be other things more important to highlight than the difficulties that the ordinary Gambians endure in their daily livelihood. The problem starts in tasting power; the good food, the palace, the mansion, the mercedez, the hummer, the ranch, the GARANGBUB, the gigglers, the praises and those who whisper under their ears makes them exactly what the west African praise singers said. The son of sons makes the mother wear that smile…………….., Isn’t it?? even in the public space and at the publics expense. Glad optimists think there are indications that African militaries are switching back to their right state of minds.