The residents of Handover and Cambell town of Serekunda Bartez ward in the Kanifing Municipality have complained over flood and stagnant water in their streets and homes, saying the heavy rain had affected the transportation of goods and services as well flow of market in the area as a result of poor streets and lack of gutter system.
Speaking to The Voice in an exclusive interview, Ansumana Colley Community activist said: “Water has been raining since yesterday, Wednesday as a result of that our entire streets are covered with filthy water. No way to pass without wading into this dirty and muddy water. This has caused so much suffering to us (residents) and passerby alike.”
Mr. Colley added that as a result of the stagnant water transportation of goods and services become a nightmare within the vicinity, adding that they find tedious to convey patients to health facilities as well as to transportation goods to and from the market.
The prominent community activist said all Bartez residents are affected by this dreadful, especially women who also find difficult to run their transaction in the community as they have to wade through the water to go to the market daily, adding wadding in dirty water could be detrimental to their (women) health.
“Parents have to escort their children until they pass the stagnant water when they are going to school for summer classes,” he noted.
It could be recalled on Monday 25 February, 2019 edition of The Voice Newspaper, these residents called on Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, philanthropists and individuals to help in addressing the decade long flash flood and stagnant water in the locality.