The people living at Kroobay Community are undergoing serious sufferings which would have huge impact on their health as piles of garbage overflow at the community.
This comes at a time when the former Presidential Adviser to the President now Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo was making arrangement for the importation of 2,000 tons of garbage from Lebanon to Sierra Leone which according to him is for the development of fertelizers.
According to residents of Kroobay Community, the piles of garbage at the estuary was as a result of people living up town and have the habit of dumping garbage into the gutters, running down to the community through the Samba gutter.
They told SALONE TIMES that the trash at the community is causing serious health hazard especially to women and children living in the community as most of their children are suffering from chronic malaria and other air borne diseases.
They said that they have made attempt to clean the gutter but that they don’t have any logistical support from the Government to do the work because it will take a whole week if not a month to clean the gutter.
Meanwhile the head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Sierra Leone Police has told SALONE TIMES that they have ended the investigation into the IB Kargbo’s trashgate and that they have handed over the document to the Attorney General Office for advice.
SALONE TIMES has made enquiries into the matter at the Attorney General’s Office but its efforts have proved futile