This plea derived after heavy rains fell for approximately forty five minutes, sometime after 11:00 am and muddy water flooded the streets, on Sunday 18th September 2011.
This, they said has been taking place since last year (2010) and has caused community members to either leave their homes or make changes in the drainage systems in their yard.
“It happened last year also” said a young man, “persons had to move out of their homes because water raged inside and destroyed their furniture.”
The Kittitian Hill project which is situated in the Mount Pleasant area of St Paul’s is presently seeing a golf course, a village and other building being constructed there. However, with construction taking place and no proper drainage, this has caused threats to the St Paul’s community.
“So I welcomed the Kittitian Hill Project, as I feel that we will see development in St Paul’s but I am certainly disgusted with the soil erosion issue. I believe that the managers and whosoever else are in charge of the site are well aware of the situation that we at the bottom are experiencing and something must be done. They need to do something quickly, or we will just get washed away.” expressed another St Paulian
The gentleman explained that he and a group of other young individuals are set to meet in the week, to suggest ways in which the Kittitian Hill directors can address this problem.
“I am supposed to be meeting with a community group later in the week to discuss what we think will be benefit the village and the project alike. We feel that someone has to take a stance to this and all of us are willing to assist,” he noted
He disclosed that he is hoping that a member on board the Kittitian Hill Project will also attend this meeting to take back the ideas and concerns, so that corrective measures could be implemented immediately.
The Prime Minister Dr. Denzil and Parliamentary Representative for the area, visited the distraught families who were affected last year and have since assisted in providing homes for a few.