Heavy down pour is said to have caused serious flooding in the Larkpazee West Point Community, along the James Spring Payne Airfield in Sinkor, Monrovia. Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency, a resident of the community Emmanuel Kinyea said the flood affected several homes in the area recently.
Mr. Kinyea, who himself is visually impaired, attributed the flood to the occupation of drainage areas by residents, noting that this has led to the clogging of the drainage.
He said as a result, the free movement of residents in the community is being impeded, stressing the need for urgent assistance from government and humanitarian organizations in the country to remedy the problem.
He said the situation has caused the outbreak of several diseases, including water borne diseases with children being the main victims. Meanwhile, Mr. Kinyea is appealing to the Ministry of Public Works and the Monrovia City Cooperation to ensure that the drainages are re-opened.
In a related development, Public Works Minister Samuel Kofi Wood, has promised his Ministry’s commitment to addressing the flood situation in the Larkpazee West Point community.