Heavy rain creates havoc in Wewak

National, Normal


HEAVY rains accompanied by floods over the Easter weekend had created havoc to business houses and residents along Wharf Road in East Sepik province.
The overflowing water from the recently constructed shallow drains and pavements lashed into houses and factories, destroying machines and disrupting business operations.
There is now a growing concern that if the poorly constructed drainage system is not improved, the entire industrial area along the Wharf Road will suffer.
Niu Sepik Cocoa Growers managing director Henry Takombe said Shorncliffe PNG Ltd would be blamed for all the inconvenience caused by poor work quality on the road and drainage upgrade.
He said tonnes of cocoa beans and machinery in his factory were also submerged under water and would not hesitate to take Shorncliffe to court if immediate actions are not taken to rectify the situation which could continually cause him to lose business during the rainy season.
Mr Takombe, who is also a founding member of the ruling National Alliance party, blamed the Government for wasting millions of kina for Wewak town’s road and drainage upgrade on the same company whose work record was questionable.