Richards who is also the Leader of the People’s Action Movement, PAM, has been making the argument that these public facilities are not serving the residents well and are bad for persons living in the constituency.
Speaking during a recent radio interview, he disclosed that the roads in the area have developed crevices, which are bad for vehicles while the drainage system has allowed the area to become a breathing ground for mosquitoes.
“You can hardly drive on the road. You have crevices on the road that’s how bad it is! The (water) in the drains coming from persons homes, just runs out into the road like that. So you have stale water, messy water gathered over there,” Richards said.
Richards said residents are now being made to jump over those puddles of water, presenting a rather unhealthy condition for the people living in that area.
Further, the Parliamentary Representative scolded the government for neglecting the roads in some of the newly developed areas in Sandy Point, even ignoring several of their stalwarts who voted for them in the last elections, Richards disclosed.
He believes that the government does not care about residents of the Bouncing Hill and Crab Hill Height areas.
“Just opposite to Bouncing Hill, you have Crab Hill Heights- a housing project which was initiated by the Labour Administration itself…over there also you have a number of persons living in that area. You have persons like Mr. Berry Who works at the Agriculture Department… you even have persons who campaigned on behalf of the Labour Party.”
According to the PAM Leader, up until now there are no roads there to facilitate travel by persons residing in these locations. He added that “if you go further into Sandy Point up to the Farms Project, another recent housing project done by this administration, there is one lady over there name Hillary and every time it rains I hear from Hillary”.
“She is always complaining about the bad roads there, she is always complaining about the fact that when it is raining she can hardly get out of her house, she can hardly walk in the road over there.”
He also pointed to the “car path area” which has been around for a number of years and he said that persons in that area have been calling for roads but those calls are falling on “deaf ears”.