Villagers trek over 10km with streetlights to mount in their community over lack of road in Cross River

Villagers trek over 10km with streetlights to mount in their community over lack of road in Cross River

Members of the Belegete Community in the Obanliku local government area of Cross River State, have no option but to carry solar streetlights on their heads and trekked a distance to mount in their village.

According to Udey Ador, the street lights were provided by Senator Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, Senator representing Cross River State Northern Senatorial District on Thursday, September 16, 2022.

Belegete community, THE PARADISE NEWS gathered is a remote community with no access road apart from a footpath created by the villagers.

It takes about 5 hours (roughly 10km) before the community can be accessed from the famous Obudu cattle ranch.

The people have never felt any government presence until today when Sen. Jarigbe decided to light up the community with solar streetlights.

The vehicle that conveyed the solar streetlights had to stop at the Ranch area over inaccessibility and the villagers did the rest.

Ador said “As Distinguished Senator Jarigbe Agom provides Solar Street lights to Belegete Community in Obanliku LGA, the villagers have no option but convey the Streetlights on their heads and trekking for up to 5 hrs[sic], from the Ranch to Belegete village.

“The walk[sic] path seen above is the only access to Belegete”.

One of the basic amenities Cross River State is lacking is an access road, especially in rural communities. The state does not have a good road network as roads in the urban areas remain deplorable without rehabilitation.

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