Addressing the concerns of citizens
―Mayor and City Council Public Day
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Tuesday provided Georgetown residents with an opportunity to highlight their concerns and have them addressed.
Many turned out for the M&CC’s Public Day despite the poor weather.
One resident, John Shepherd, sought clarity on the public works on the West Ruimveldt Front Road and Water Lily Street. He told DPI that he was assured that he would soon receive a timeframe for the completion of the works.
“To start the year this way … to be with the leaders and the heads of departments in this municipality is the right way to go. I must say that they have started on the right foot,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, Mr. Collins (only name provided) said he was seeking a waiver on the payment of the compound interest on his property and was relieved that he would be assisted.
Kitty resident Bagwantee Khan wanted the flooding in her area addressed and was informed that M&CC representatives would visit her area shortly to conduct an assessment on the way forward. Khan commended the Council on starting the year on a “progressive footing.”
And according to vendor Brentnol Dominic: “I think the initiative is great; we need more like these because it enlightens the public.”
Among the many issues addressed were drainage, streetlights and the payment of rates and taxes.