Petition launched to highlight recurring flood problem in Boho

A Fermanagh member of the Northern Ireland Assembly says recurring flooding in the small rural community of Boho is affecting many people, including children going to school, carers attending clients and farmers whose lands are swamped.

Sinn Fein MLA Jemma Dolan said while the roads service, the Rivers Agency and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council work well to try to help the Boho community, government departments insist large expenditure on the problem would not be value for money.

She added that if any urban area had to endure the same difficulties, large amounts of money would be spent to fix the problem.

She is now seeking signatures for a petition to present to the North’s minister for infrastructure in the New Year.