The people of Upper Nkongho Mboh, Njungo village in Kupe-Muanenguba Division of the Southwest say they are still locked out from the rest of the country and risk losing their livelihoods after landslides destroyed their fragile roads on August 21.
The landslide had killed three people and brought along huge debris which have rendered the roads impassable for several months now.
Natives of Upper Nkongho Mboh say many social amenities were lost during the landslide, including two water catchments which were destroyed and electricity poles pushed down.
“Our roads have been completely damaged and no vehicles, not even a bike, can reach here. Before now, vehicles used to make two trips to Njungo village everyday but now this is not possible,” lamented Peter Eze, a native of the village.
He said the village produces cash crops, including cocoa, but throughout this cocoa season, it has been difficult marketing the produce due to the impassability of their roads.
He said their businesses are also crumbling and they are at risk of losing their livelihoods if their social amenities are not restored.
“We are begging on authorities to help us or we may die. Even sending our children to school is very difficult because we have to trek long distances with luggage,” he said.
Njungo village is in Nguti Subdivision of Kupe Muanenguba Division in the Southwest.
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