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Poor drainage system causes flooding in Freetown

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 By Alusine Sesay

Taxis and private vehicles struggling to pass through the flooded Pademba Road yesterday

Taxis and private vehicles struggling to pass through the flooded Pademba Road yesterday

It is quite obvious that most streets in Freetown are either poorly constructed or are in very poor state.

The drainage system is even more deplorable, which is evident in the raining season when streets become flooded following a few drops thus causing serious inconvenience to pedestrians, motorists and vehicles.

Taxis, poda-podas and private cars have to negotiate the muddy brownish flow with low cars most often ‘drowning’ in the heavy deluge.

Is the Sierra Leone Roads Authority (SLRA) listening?