The road to Amatolo in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State is bumpy and dusty. The road, constructed through self-efforts of the people, is passable only during the dry season. During the rains, the people of Amatolo and adjoining communities resort to the use of boats to reach their kith and kin in the affected communities. However, the bumpy road is not the only source of worry to the people.
The community lacks functional health facilities. Many narrated their harrowing experiences in trying to get medical care, either, in Oporoma, only accessible by the water, or Amassoma, accessible by road during dry season, and water during rainy season.