“It’s appalling,” said Forde, who pointed out the eyesore at Independence Square this morning.
“The hurtful thing is that there’s too much stagnant water in the fountain area and we’re talking about dengue fever and Chikungunya. I believe that the Ministry of Health really needs to send down a team of persons to not only ensure that the fountain area is clean but they have this matter rectified as a matter of urgency,” she told Barbados TODAY.
“If you’re talking a heritage location, I believe that everything should be in pristine condition. I understand the constraints that Government is going through but at the same time I’m sure that there are community groups that would be willing to come and do the cleaning, and whoever the experts are, can operate the fountain and have it functioning again.
“This is a disgrace in the heart of Bridgetown on a Saturday morning and I believe that better can be done and I would like to encourage all the agencies involved to get on board and, at least by Monday morning, have a team here.”
Forde drew attention to the problem after her arrival at Independence Square this morning, where she was due to take part in the march organised by attorney Robert Clarke.