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Community members have expressed serious concerns regarding the Epicurean Drive apartment complex, which is believed to be releasing raw sewage water.
This water is making its way onto Lauchland Benjamin Drive and settling on the popular by-road.
On Saturday’s Browne and Browne Show, Prime Minister Browne also expressed dissatisfaction with the tardiness of public health officials in not ordering the facility to be closed until the issue is resolved.
The prime minister revealed that the business owner has allowed raw sewage to flow onto the government road, and this has been brought to the attention of both the Central Board of Health and the Development Control Authority.
As far as the Cabinet is concerned, these agencies need to take strong action against the individual responsible.
They have been warning him for months, and the situation has only worsened. Despite making several promises, he has not taken any action, so the agencies have been asked to increase their efforts.
The prime minister stated that the situation puts individuals and families who drive along LBD at serious risk of health problems.
This is because the sewage water can splash onto their vehicles and get onto their clothes or bodies when they return home.
The individual who owns a lot of real estate in Woods is putting profits above the health of Antigua and Barbuda’s people, and this is unacceptable.
The prime minister called out public officials for being afraid to take action against these individuals and said that he had to be on the front line to call them out.
He also mentioned that the problem has been ongoing for months, and no effective action has been taken by the CBH and others.
The department head should issue a letter to lock down the apartments until the problem is resolved.