Villagers of Morne Rachette and Coulisbistrie community turned out in large numbers Monday to protest against excavation works to be conducted by Wacky Rollers to accommodate river tubing activity in the river there.
Wacky Rollers lost their operations in Layou following the devastation of the area by massive flooding caused by the collapse of the Matthieu Dam earlier this year.
But that decision by Wacky Rollers to relocate did not go down well with the villagers there.
Villagers are saying that the livelihood of fishermen and various businesses will be affected.
“We are not against development but this cannot happen just like that,” one villager said.
He claimed that they were no information prior to the works by Wacky Rollers.
“They want to divert our river in Batali. We are not in support of that. Our fishermen will be at a disadvantage and if they block one river to accommodate another river is not going to work,” the villager said.
Officials of Wacky Rollers are expected to meet with villagers on the matter.