Parts of Black Bush flooded

-farmers complain of losses

An inadequately maintained sluice in Black Bush Polder, East Berbice is being blamed for rain-fuelled floodwaters in the agricultural scheme.

Residents of Mibicuri, North, said the koker has not been serviced for six to nine months. They said that during that time the mud from the sea has blocked the koker making it impossible for the door to open. Koker maintenance has been a recurring problem in Black Bush Polder.

According to the residents, when they enquired from the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) as to why the water was not going down they were told that the contract for the sluice to be cleaned has not yet been awarded. They said that the chairman, Thakurdeen Persaud told them that the contract has to¬†…..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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