Angoy’s Avenue is LIT!
– New Amsterdam to be illuminated by streetlights in three weeks – Mayor Winifred Heywood
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Residents of Patrick Dam Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice can now take late night strolls under recently installed LED streetlights while works are in process for the entire town to be brightened.
The project is part of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s (MPI) initiative to install lights on roadways throughout Guyana.
Mayor of New Amsterdam Winifred Heywood, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) on Wednesday that works have started for the whole township to be illuminated within about three weeks.
There are 66 new LED lights on Angoy’s Avenue area and last evening, several residents were seen checking out what they deemed as a superb improvement and the “beginning of better days”.
Aunt Gloria (only name given) who sells pastries at Patrick Dam bridge remarked, “Good things come to those who wait; we have waited for years and thanks to the government and the town council for this. I can now sell late at nights because I can see people face better.”
In July lights were installed on the main road in Stanleytown and in Islington and Glasgow Villages, East Bank Berbice. In March, the Number 19 Village Public Road on the Corentyne for the first time received streetlights. Currently, lamps are being placed on poles at Borlam to Fyrish, Ulverston to Adventure and Wellington Park to Neville Villages on the Corentyne. These projects are expected to cost some $34Million.
Story and Images by Kellon Rover