Though endowed with arable farmlands and agro/aqua-culture wealth, Yenaka community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State has continue to groan over dearth of socio-infrastructure, painfully indigenes still ply hand pulling canoe to due absence of access road
to the community.
Peeved by the development, The Yenaka Development Elite (YDE) has regretted the even in the present democratic dispensation that civil servants from the area ply hand pulling canoe home at the close of work.
President of the Group, Fanivie Ogilizibe lamented that cost of foodstuff and other household items have skyrocket because of the lack of access road to the community, while the few traders in the community often build cost of water transport to the selling price of commodities in the area.
Speaking with Inside Niger Delta, Ogilizibe averred that Yenaka community regrets producing their daughter, Diezani Allison Madueke as minister of petroleum who did little or nothing to alleviate their plight.
He submitted that while other communities have been connected by road to the state capital, yenagoa, yenaka still remain cut off from civilization with no road, water and poor health centre with no drugs and modern health facilities to cater for emergency situations.
He submitted despite the huge foreign currencies found in several properties own by Diezani, yet she could not help construct road to ameliorate the situation in her community, Yenaka.
Accordingly, he noted that Diezani blew up opportunity to bring development to the community, stressing that rather all the money she amass was spent on self aggrandizement.
He, therefore, appealed to Governor Seriake Dickson to come to their aid by constructing a road to link the community (Yenaka) to the city capital, Yenagoa.
Also, Chief Perekeme Kpodoh, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress lamented that Diezani failed her community, stressing that she had opportunity to link the community but failed to do so despite the huge monies recovered from her by the anti-graft commission.
He reasoned that Diezani is insensitive to the untold hardship suffered by the people, as most of them were unable feed, pay their children school fees, resulting in many dropping out of schools.
Kpodoh, however, noted that posterity would not forgive Diezani for allowing Yenaka community to remain in the dark when fortune smiled on them by ensuring a daughter of the community become a minister, pointing that the tale of good news of her appointment ironically ended as a sad tale.