Saturday, 19 April 2008

Commitment (or lack of) to Fermanagh

It will not come as any surprise to residents of the county to learn that over the last five years Fermanagh is at the bottom of the list for the roads budget.
A mere £2 per mile is spent on building new roads, while a miserly £3.60 is spent on road repairs.
It is entirely reasonable to assume that this imbalance (not to mention injustice) would be addressed as a matter of urgency, especially considering the present poor state of our roads, but alas this is not to be.
A total of £3.09 billion is to be spent on Northern Ireland's roads, with only £5.5 million being designated for Fermanagh.

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