Fed up with the deplorable state of roads in their community, the residents of Mc Nair New Trace, Cunupia, staged a protest demonstration on Monday.
Latchman Maharaj, resident and spokesman, said the roads and drains are in such a deplorable state that the drains are just a few inches lower that the roadway.
“The road is going down into the drain and blocking the drains. Whenever the rains come we have flooding taking place.”
Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial says businesses are losing out because of Government neglect.
The MP made the statement during the opening of her sub-office along the Southern Main Road, Couva, on Monday night.
MP Ramdial said businesses in Couva continue to suffer because of the crumbling infrastructure in the area. She said when the People’s Partnership Government was in power, the drains in the area were cleaned at a cost of $1.2 million in 2012. She said the move then curbed heavy flooding.
Two million dollars have been allocated by Government to assist corporations affected by recent flooding.
In a statement issued by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today, the Penal / Debe Regional Corporation will receive $1 million, while Mayaro and the Barrackpore community will each receive half a million dollars.
The statement added that while assessments on the extent of damage caused by the flooding were ongoing, Government recognized the need to make funds available to provide humanitarian aid.