The Garden’s Housing Project which was built over 25 years ago is continuing to be plagued by issues which has resulted from neglect and poor maintenance over the last 20 years.
Since taking office in February the new Team UNITY Government and Mnister of Health Hon. Eugene Hamilton have met and have had to deal with what is literally a messy situation. Years of little of no maintenance has led to a constant septic and sewage issue which results in overflowing faeces that floats into apartments and on the grounds of the project.
The Ministry of Health along with the newly installed Board at the National Housing Corporation are currently pursuing a solution to the problem which may include the construction of a sewage plant. Since February for the first time in years attention was paid to the situation . The Minister of Health Hon. Eugene Hamilton toured the buildings and immediately sought to address the situation. However years of poor maintenance has required that much more substantial efforts be made to correct what is an unhealthy and unsanitary situation .
For years Residents have complained of the stench and expressed extreme concerned about their health and the health of their families especially their children who play in the area of the overflowing floating human feaces. One lady said for years now she cannot be comfortable in her own front room and she is paying her rent to NHC.
“It is unconscionable that for years and years persons at the Gardens Housing Project were essentially left to tackle this unhealthy and unsanitary situation with little or no assistance from the then government and NHC. The former Minister of Health Hon. Marcella Liburd who is also the constituency representative must have known of the problem and it is disheartening but not surprising that she seemingly did little to combat and correct the problem.,” said an official close to the Team UNITY Administration
“We have met a serious problem and we will not dwell on what caused the problem but we will and are currently pursuing measures to firstly fix the problem and to put plans and programmes in place to ensure the problem never repeast itself anywhere agin from the Gardens Project to BHS to other government and government ran facilities and structures ,” the Official continued