Flooding Locks Gbestile Residents Indoors
Every time it rains, residents of Gbestile near Michel Camp in the Kpone Katamanso District become stuck and unable to travel to work or conduct business.
Recent heavy rains that lasted for hours created extensive flooding on the major Gbestile road and the surrounding districts, trapping workers and merchants who had no other way to get to work.
Huge potholes litter the road, which is in terrible condition and gets worse every day.
The residents of Gbestile and the surrounding areas are forced to deal with regular car breakdowns. Drivers of commercial vehicles may decline to use the region out of concern for possible harm.
Okada drivers have seized the opportunity to blackmail passengers for excessive prices.
Other people take advantage of the circumstance and use the motorbikes to commit crimes. Residents claim that the problem is getting worse, particularly as more people encroach on waterways. They say that government must take initiative and work to avert calamities.