A ‘good life’ for Gibraltar/Fyrish Residents

─ newly constructed roads and bridges.

─ new garbage collection system

DPI, Guyana, Monday, January 20, 2019

The new Gibraltar/Fyrish Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), says it is working to provide better infrastructure and services to residents of the East Berbice community.

On Monday last at the first sitting of the 2019 statutory meeting, Chairman Charles Crandon reminded the councillors of their duties and responsibilities: “All those who have positions, I want to see you work. Go out in the communities, call meetings, plan, discuss, that’s the only way we can see progress,” he emphasised.

Crandon added, “We have to work for the residents because they put us here. We are not looking at which political party you’re from … development would not happen in a day, but we need to start now.”

With much enthusiasm Vice Chairwoman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Wonza Richards encouraged her colleagues to “make a positive impact in the lives of persons within our society” and to cease bickering and get the job done.

Among the many topics and issues discussed, the Gibraltar/Fyrish NDC plans to focus on the areas of health and sanitation in its jurisdiction. According to People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Erwin Abdulla, they are several residents who practice cattle and poultry rearing. He noted that while their efforts are accepted the health of other residents must also be taken into consideration when managing their ventures. Therefore, the council must be notified and approval granted before residents can operate such businesses.

In an effort to alleviate the huge amount of garbage, the council has sought permission from the relevant authorities, to establish a dumpsite for the area When the request is addressed, the NDC will provide a garbage collection system for the residents at a minimal cost. Additionally, the new council intends to forbid the illegal use of government reserves.

The vacant positions for an assistant overseer and a permanent tractor operator were discussed. Four committees, including Finance and Housing, were also established.

Also highlighted at the meeting was the construction of several roads and bridges and the NDC thanked the Coalition government for the successful major rehabilitative works.

It was disclosed that the Minister of State, Joseph Harman has also donated street lamps which are expected to be installed shortly.

Story and Images: Kellon Rover.

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