The menace of perennial flood water over the weekend resurfaced in several parts of greater Monrovia and its immediate environs as a result of the heavy down pour of rain.
The down pour was so heavy that it caused floods into public, private and business entities.
Affected residents and business entities’ owners have sounded an urgent SOS appeal to the Liberian Government for the urgent rehabilitation of clogged drainages in greater Monrovia and its environs.
Some analysts have said that the weekend flooding is indeed a signal that Monrovia’s inhabitants and business entities should anticipate extensive hardship in the coming months.
They said if the heavy pour of rain continues in Monrovia, the devastating effects could intensify hardships of Monrovia’s residents and business entities.
The flood water situation is becoming an annual menace in Monrovia and its environs, as every rainy season is characterized by flooding in Monrovia. However, relevant Liberian Government line ministries and agencies charged with the responsibility for Monrovia’s clogged drainages continue to remain silent.
Nonetheless, residents and business owners in the weekend’s affected communities have sounded an urgent appeal to the Liberian Government for a swift intervention into the clogged drainage projects in Monrovia.
The weekend flooding points to the fact that the situation is indeed critical to the extent that sentiments expressed by the affected communities reflected anger, agony and frustration.
“Each and every Rainy Season in Monrovia, we encounter serious environmental degradation, constraints and challenges at our various homes and business entities as a result of the continued water flooding,” resident Mary Greene Bryant cried out.
Philip Bestman, who operates a provision shop on Gurley Street, has called on the Liberian Government and other support partners to prioritize the urgent rehabilitation of Monrovia’s drainages.
“I would really appreciate it were the Liberian Government and its partners to focus some attention on the critical rehabilitation of the affected clogged drainages of Monrovia and its environs,” Mr. Bestman asserted.
Hard hit areas in greater Monrovia and its surroundings include, corners of Gurley, Benson, Lynch, Johnson, Slipway, Waterside streets as well as many lowland parts.