A big relief!
— Lethem residents applaud road development
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 22, 2019
Residents of Lethem, Region 9 have described the $473M dual carriageway road as “a big relief” especially since such development was non-existent in the township.
The Barrack Retreat Corridor was officially commissioned today by Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo and other ministers of the government.
Junior Springer, who grew up in the township, said that he is appreciative of the promise fulfilled by the government. “It is a big relief for the residents of Lethem, especially shop owners that have their business alongside the road. Before, when you visit the shop, everything in the shop was red, and now it is a total difference; the whole atmosphere has changed. You are not seeing the redness; the shops are clean,” he stated. Springer, who is also a motorcyclist, explained that he would now be spending far less money on wear and tear.
Rachael Joseph said that she is fascinated with the transformation of the township compared to when she attended school just a few years ago. “When I was going to school it was a very bad situation, when it rained, the place got muddy, and by the time you made it to school, your socks were dirty. The new road is good for us, especially for persons with cars… We just need to get used to the traffic now.”
Noting the ease of access was Leondra Leo, “…When riding, you had to take your time because it was quite dangerous,” she recalled. “The road now as you can see is much better and makes things much easier,” the young lady stated.
As for Dexter Rosenay, he is amazed by the infrastructural development. “It is a good thing for Region 9 because when I came here, there was hardly a proper road and there were no lights, and now you can see we have new roads, lights and investors coming into region nine.”
The Lethem Road project began back in 2017 and is among a series of major infrastructural developments ongoing in the township under the Coalition Government.