It occurred that Mortomeh was the most affected area where flooding and landslide killed over a thousand people and properties worth billions of Leones destroyed.
According to the EPA PRO, the recent construction activities in this disaster-prone community, is being carried out by community people, who, despite having been warned to stay off after the deadly mudslide and flooding incidents of August 14th 2017, are busy and frantically trying to complete their houses to reside once again in this disaster-prone community.
Kamara said the EPA learned about the said encroachment into the disaster prone vicinity from residents in surrounding communities who noticed the sad development and alerted authorities.
“We are on the ground now to ascertain the information we got and we are seeing people constructing structures mainly to complete their unfinished houses around the disaster stricken area,” Mr. Kamara said. He added that most of the people constructing houses in the said area cannot produce documents to establish the legality of their respective buildings under construction.
Similarly, the Head Woman at Regent Village, Elenorah J. Metzger on her own part, confirmed that there are a series of construction activities going at the Mortomeh disaster-prone community, and that some of these are doing renovation on the houses that were affected by the mudslide. She used the opportunity to explain that some people are currently engaged in stone mining activities around the restricted area at Mortomeh, which is causing extreme danger and leaving the environment even more vulnerable to future disasters. She used the opportunity to call on the government to stop these activities in order to avoid future and perhaps even bigger environmental disaster.