June 8, 2023

Autos loaded with meals from Masisi arrived in Goma on Monday, Could 15, after the partial rehabilitation of the Masisi-Goma highway axis (North Kivu).

This part had been completely minimize since April 27 by a landslide about 40 kilometers from Goma close to Mushaki. However, an emergency intervention allowed, on Monday, the passage of sure autos transporting meals in the direction of Goma.

On the Alanine market in Goma, it was with reduction that the president of the potato distributors at this market, Georgette Lupunga, watched a truck unloading baggage of potatoes, the primary in two weeks.

“To get the potatoes, we might choose up the bikers who would take a small detour and ship the bag of potatoes to us for $110. And we resold it for 120 or 115 {dollars}. We thank God that we acquired the $90 bag of potatoes immediately. We’ll due to this fact resell them for 100 {dollars}, ”testified Georgette Lupunga.

Earlier than the deterioration of the roads in Masisi, a bag of potatoes offered for 75 {dollars}.

Along with the rise within the worth of meals, the destruction of the highway additionally causes the deterioration of the products transported.

The present state of the roads in Masisi territory makes the work of transporters troublesome.

On routes that transporters used to journey in in the future (spherical journey), autos at present take a number of days to succeed in consumption facilities or the place the place meals is provided.

That is the case of the Sake-Kitshanga-Mwesso axis as much as Kanyabayonga, 190 kilometers lengthy. This highway is totally destroyed by quagmires. Autos are caught stopping the passage of different autos.

The president of the collective of highway transport associations of Masisi for growth, Gervais Kanane, invitations the provincial authority to get entangled so {that a} lasting answer is discovered:

“We’d have preferred the governor to ship a fee to verify on the bottom what’s there; convey him actual data. Perhaps then he’ll have the ability to perceive the cries of the carriers of Sake-Masisi, Sake-Mweso-Kanyabayonga”.

Civil society in Goma, for its half, asks the provincial authorities “to transcend advert hoc highway repairs as a way to stop the inhabitants of Goma, already suffocated by the insecurity across the metropolis, from paying dearly the meals that arrives within the metropolis”.

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