THE Ba Town Council has begun work on straightening the Namosau Creek.
Last month, residents complained about the creek causing flooding at the area.
Yalalevu Ratepayers and Citizens Association president Arvin Singh said the residents were angry that the town council had not addressed the flooding problem in the area.
The area was inundated with floodwaters within hours of heavy rainfall that caused widespread flooding in the Western Division.
Mr Singh said residents blamed the council for not straightening the creek after the January floods.
Since then, the council had been working hard to straighten the creek and bring relief to the residents.
Ba's special administrator Arun Prasad said the straightening of the creek would be done by the end of this month. "Our workers have been working round the clock trying to straighten the creek and it has been an ongoing project for us.
"We promised the Prime Minister earlier this year that we will complete the work this year and we will stick to that promise," said Mr Prasad.
He said the work would cost the council $150,000 to complete.
"We have been working very hard to get the funds for the work but we will get the money needed and we will complete the work on time."
Mr Prasad said the complaints lodged by certain residents were not helping their work.
"Some of these people have their own political agenda and they do not want to see the council progress. We have done extensive work to improve Ba Town and we will not let some of these individuals affect our work," he said.