Monkey River Villagers look for help

By
Updated: September 2, 2015

Paul Mahung reporting…

‘In a phone call to Love News, Monkey River village chairman Richard Pitts echoed strong concern for urgent help.

Richard Pitts – Chairman, Monkey River Village chairman

“I’m calling to appeal to both political parties to help four families here in the village that lost most of their homes due to erosion. We have a single mother talking about her situation and we haven’t had anybody from any of the political parties come to this community since then. So I’m appealing to both political parties to come into the village and see how they ca help both of these families put their home back together.”

Paul Mahung – Love News

In the meantime what has the Monkey River Community and the Village Council done to help the ladies who are in need?

Richard Pitts – Chairman, Monkey River Village chairman

“This coming Sunday we are doing a fundraising with some chickens that we got from Mr. Eden Martinez so we are doing a barbeque and we will see if we can raise some funds to buy some of the materials to assist them but we are appealing to the general public because it’s a small community and who ever can help. You can call me at my cellphone at 653-9224 or you can email me at richardpitts79@yahoo.com. In conclusion to this the spot where we moved that lady’s house from is no longer there because the entire area now is under water so erosion is still progressing and rapidly at some spots.”

Paul Mahung – Love News

‘The coastal community of Monkey River currently has some 150 inhabitants who are very concerned and worried about the continuing erosion crisis affecting the entire village coast line and daily threat of losing more homes and cherished coastal land mass.