By Nunn Asa
The beauty and joy of owning a home here has however been dampened by the recurrent rains which make life a nightmare.
The once beautiful Tassia Estate has been turned into a soggy quagmire, making life difficult for the residents.
Temporary dams created by the rains have left residents marooned and rendered the access roads within the beautiful estate impassable and motorists are forced to leave their cars at home and walk through the murky waters.
A resident, Musa Mainga, recounts how he was momentarily rendered homeless by the flooding.
“Recently, I returned home one afternoon from work just as, heavy rains had started pounding the area. I found the feeder road connecting Outer ring Road to the estate heavily flooded. I could not enter my house.
“I had left work around 5:30pm that afternoon but spent several hours in traffic. When I got around Spinners Bar, it was already flooded. I could not use my car. As water levels had risen above the car’s bonnet. I had to trek all the way home,” he said.
The Poor d rainage in Tassia has rendered its roads impassable and according to residents, rogue contractors haven’t made the situation any better as they are busy dumping black cotton soil from the construction site blocking roads and this complicates the already dire situation.