Africa-Press – Lesotho. Drivers of caterpillar passenger cars with damage caused by heavy rains on the highways. This is a small road that runs through the heart of the city to the suburbs, which look like jungles.
One of the drivers of the passenger cars, Mr Tseliso Lettsela, in an exclusive interview with Voice of the Nation on Wednesday, said they were driving so badly, because they often had to avoid the potholes in the road to avoid causing accidents.
Lettsela said they did not just sit there because last year they tried to cover the road holes with soil but failed because this year’s heavy rains had expanded the area they had covered.
He said the problem was that they realized they had hit the holes because they knew they had hit them, and the cars were breaking. Lettsela called on the government to step up its efforts to repair roads as they are losing property.
Another driver, Mr Thebe Bokang said he no longer saw any profit as he always had to spend money repairing a broken car. He said motorists should have asked for a 50% increase and not the 30% they had requested as it would not raise their bags.
He emphasized that the decision was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the allegations. Bokang called on the government to take part in assisting drivers with fuel prices to make it easier for them.
Butha-Buthe District Governor Mr Tshepiso Chaba added that they had noticed that the road conditions were deteriorating due to the rains, which is why they wrote the disaster report last month to the Secretary General of the Ministry.
of Public Works where they were asking for improvements where heavy rainfall was severe. Chaba said the government had already provided estimates of the amount that would be met by the rain-hit villages where, among other things, bridges would be repaired.
He went on to explain that the government is currently looking for road specialists who will guide the development of roads and bridges that have fallen due to heavy rains.