Seven families, of LP 16 Lengua Road, Indian Walk, Moruga, are appealing to the government to repair a massive landslip in the area before their homes are completely destroyed.
The landslip has already left the road impassible and over the weekend heavy rainfall resulted in more destruction to their properties.
One of the affected residents, Robin Singh said: “On Saturday night we had heavy rainfall and on Sunday morning the place started to slip real bad. The entire wall cave away, the house started to move real bad. The porch it broke into two, real devastation.”
Residents have been appealing to the government to fix the landslip for the past four years. They protested in 2017 and again about three months ago. However, their cries have fallen on deaf ears.
Singh said earlier this year Finance Minister Colm Imbert and then Tableland/Moruga MP Dr Lovell Francis visited the area and promised to address the situation, but no help came. He said since then he said the situation has worsened.
The road was blocked off to vehicles a few months ago.
Singh said the landslip was caused by a leaking WASA line.
“Yesterday the WASA line burst again for the umpteenth time. We had to repair that for ourselves. We called and WASA . . . they said to bend the line back and tie it.”
He said his neighbour lost his entire house and was not compensated.
“Watch the devastation here and no one seems to care,” Singh said.
“I am making an appeal to the government to please come and save out houses—seven houses affected. Reconstruct the road and build proper wall,” he pleaded.
Moruga/Tableland MP Michelle Benjamin also called on the government to do remedial works before it is too late.