October 1, 2016

Wakenaam residential drainage trench’s breeding place for mosquitoes

Dear Editor,
Kindly permit me space in your letter column to publish my letter which is of great importance to the community and nation as a whole.
In all the newspapers and on the radio and television, the general public is being warned to take precautions against the spread of mosquitoes and the Zika Virus by having all containers that can hold water properly covered.
Well, the Noitgedacht, Wakenaam drainage trench in the residential area running along the public road is silted up and in most places, has two inches to four inches of water, which is stagnant and smells very bad due to the dead fishes, etc, in it. The residents have to endure this as well as the mosquitoes which are breeding in the said trench.
I am asking the Government to look into this matter and have this trench dug as soon as possible before the Zika Virus or any other epidemic breaks out in the area.
The Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) staff is very young and inexperienced and needs guidance from higher authorities.
Your usual and kind cooperation is being anticipated in publishing this letter in an effort to have something done before it is too late.
Thank you.

Yours faithfully,
Shiv Persaud

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