The Kroo Bay Development Committee (KBDC)’s public relations officer, Alieu Turay, has disclosed that 80% of the garbage at Kroo Bay is not produced by that slum.
Mr Turay explained to Awoko that most of the garbage which is clogging the drainages in the slum is from uptown and the hills’ residents.
“We have tried to address the issue of poor sanitation but we are unable because we just cannot control what is coming from these areas,” he stated.
The PRO explained that deforestation was also responsible for the flooding in the slum.
He noted that the soil eroding from the hills ended up in the Crocodile River which runs through the community causing it to flood.
Mr Turay explained that nevertheless, “Save the Children has intervened with an Emergency Response Programme (ERP) to foil flooding experienced by the community during the rains”