Since the collapse of central government in the 1990s, many roads in Baidoa have been rendered impassable by heavy trucks and a lack of proper road maintenance. However, recently there has been an enormous effort address this problem. The Arlaadi Organisation, in association with local youth groups from across Southwest State, have been working hard to repair roads such as the Sharif Ga’amey Road, one of the main roads in the city.
Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim, who is the local representative of Arlaadi in Baidoa, explained, ‘we have successfully implemented a project to repair the Sharif Ga’amey Road and we hope this will help the people of Baidoa in their effort to recapture the beauty of the town.’
The Middle Shabelle Regional Adminstration also began a rehabilitation project on the road between Jowhar and Mahaday. The road had deteriorated significantly in recent years, including some parts of the road becoming completely blocked by trees that had grown through the surface of the road. On October 12th 2016, the Middle Shabele Regional Commissioner, Ali Abdullahi Hussein Gudlawe, accompanied by the Deputy Chairman of the Regional Security & Political Affairs Committee, Ahmed Meyre Makaraan, visited the project to observe the work in progress and expressed their pleasure at how the work was progressing.