SOME PARTS OF PORT HARCOURT AND OBIO/AKPOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS WERE ON SATURDAY SUBMERGED FOLLOWING A HEAVY RAIN THAT HIT THE CITY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on August 30, 2021
Parts of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas were on Saturday submerged following a heavy rain that hit the city.
The down pour which lasted for about four hours left commuters stranded as buses and taxis were unable to ply the roads.
Radio Rivers reporter who monitored the situation reports that the Mile Three Market, stretch of Ikwerre Road to Mile Two, Woji Road in GRA as well as Nkpolu Rumuigbo, Eneka, Mother and Child Hospital axis to Market Road Junction, Rumuomasi, Olu Obasanjo Road were among the flooded areas.
Some of those who spoke to our reporter at Mile and Ikwerre Road attributed the flooding of the areas to poorly constructed gutter and dumping of refuse into the drainages thereby hindering free flow of water into the creeks.
They blamed the Rivers State Waste Management Agency, RIWAMA for failure to leave upto its responsibility by apprehending people indulging in dumping refuse at unauthorized places.
They called on Governor Wike to include reconstruction of drainages in Diobu, especially Ikwerre Road from Mile Three to Education Bus Stop into his master plan of restoring Port Harcourt to its Garden City Status.