It is not untrue that the people of Bayelsa have traveled far and near to understand or know how road construction and drainages have transformed many communities in interior places to urban status and celebrated cities in Africa and in the world. Bayelsa State created in 1996 by General Sani Abacha is should have become a better place by now if development go side by side with a good and modern drainage system. It is aufully disappointing that the roads being constructed even by the self acclaimed construction giant Julius Berger are without any drainage and that has made Bayelsan communities to continue to be flooded at the fall of rains.
The so called Post Flood Management Committee set up by the Restoration Governor,Hon. Seriake Dickson, led by the former governorship aspirant, Chief Francis Doukpola has not come out with any practical idea or action to assuage the threate of flood and the devastation for which many have fallen victim. The over one billion naira that was presumed to have been inherited by the Doukpola Committee from the late Azazi led committee has not been seen on any reasonable investment in the area of a visible drainage work.
This situation had kept landlords and tenants having unwarranted misunderstandings when the Post Flood Management Committee which responsibility it is to clear the drains and or build drainages in the city and carnalize shallow creeks and also to dredge our rivers to create space to accomodate enough water to avoid flood in our environment. The Post Flood Committee should be proactive and not just seat in office to receive allowances and or share monies without visible work by the committee.