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Aug 4, 2020

Road Works on George Price Highway Affecting Blackman Eddy Village

Road works continue on the George Price Highway in the west where at the cut off to the Iguana Creek Bridge a roundabout is being built. While the much needed infrastructural development along the western corridor is welcomed by the village along the stretch, in Blackman Eddy Village, it is not without its challenges. Chairman Keino Green says that when it rains, water inundates the cemetery in the village; in other areas the water flows right into people’s yards and homes. Despite requests made to the workmen to address the issue, it has fallen on deaf ears.

 

Keino Green

Keino Green, Chairman, Blackman Eddy Village Council

“We have construction going on, looking nice, I mean good development for the village itself. But we have concerns about the bus stops. We went into the ministry and asked about it because we heard they don’t have enough money to put bus stops into the village. They said months after, they will try and see how they can put bus stops for us, but nothing happening. The drain that we used to have, they put culverts and the backhoe dig and blocking up the drainage so we have no water flowing. Then people di complain about water in their yard and thing. I went out there like two weeks ago, asking a guy in charge, and nothing happen. We have an issue down by the burying ground and same thing again. Water flowing in the burying ground and we have lotta people in there, dead people, and later on we might have people floating out. So we told them the concern and we tell them where we want the water to be flowing and so far nothing done. I noh know weh kinda issue the people got with we; if dah sake a politics? That shouldn’t be, we dah people; we dah human.”


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