Since the Banab bridge broke earlier this year, both travelers and locals have been severely inconvenienced. Every trip for those headed for Bogia and East Sepik, costs them a lot to travel.
They pay a toll to get across the bridge built by the locals. They pay for transport. And the local people have had to put up with conflicts triggered by the rising lawlessness.
Earlier this year, a contractor was killed at the bridge. The killing further delayed progress. The bridge parts have been lying idle at the location. For now, the locals say they are fed up with the delays.