The La Calome Housing scheme was created in 2005 with the kind assistance of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan.
This community is home to almost 100 families and the sewer system has been a source of concern for over two years.
The stench emanating from the system is a source of great concern to residents. The problem is compounded by the fact that the system was constructed close to the river.
This poses a significant health and environmental problem as the residues flow directly into the river and the relevant authorities have turned a blind eye to the problem notwithstanding the pleas of residents. Further, the outflow of sewerage into the river will affect the swamps and wetlands in the immediate vicinity thereby affecting spawning area for fish and other marine life
The National Democratic Congress St David’s Branch, hereby calls on the parliamentary representative for St David’s Hon. Oliver Joseph, the Ministries of Health and the Environment to address this urgent matter.
The residents of La Calome deserve better!