Drainage system needs fixing: Residents

Residents of Gerehu are calling on the National Capital District Commission to fix the drainage system in their area.

With the heavy downpour, most yards are waterlogged, posing a health and safety risk for families.

Gerehu stage 1 gets inundated every time there is a heavy downpour.

It has been that way the past four years, since the Gerehu to Nine-Mile road was constructed.

Ten families living there are blaming NCDC and contractors for the poor drainage system that was left after the completion of the road.

They are now calling on NCD Governor Powes Parkop to relocate them, as they believe it is no longer safe.

Since the opening of the road, there have been 15 motor vehicle accidents, with 8 deaths recorded.

Over at Gerehu stage 4, two families say for five years, complaints to NCDC regarding drainage system have fallen on deaf ears.

These are just a few of the many families who suffer whenever the rainy season hits NCD.

(Pictures courtesy of John Kerenga Gugl)

Sally Pokiton