Better roads, electricity and water pressure
― Enmore North residents benefit from developments stemming from recent ministerial outreach
DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 25, 2019
The residents of Enmore North, on the East Coast of Demerara, are enjoying better roads, electricity supply and improved water pressure after making representation at a recent ministerial outreach in the community.
“Today, I am happy about the state of the road, because I could tell you, one night I was returning from church in a taxi and the car went into a hole and I get a jerk and I felt it in my abdomen,” said Deleriage Jacobs, a resident of the community for close to 40 years.
Jacobs explained that the main road which received a major facelift was filled with large potholes but today enjoys a smoother ride. The development follows a recent ministerial outreach in the community hosted by Minister of Communities, Hon. Ronald Bulkan and Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Hon. Jaipaul Sharma.
“I raised the concerns of the many residents here in Enmore North and sought the minister’s intervention to have our roads rehabilitated because, for decades, nothing was done on this main road. So, that Ministerial outreach was fruitful and we are now comfortable walking on a smooth surface,” explained Marcia Gordon, one of the leaders of the community.
As for Rene Gordon, he no longer has to worry about his appliances being damaged due to fluctuation in the power supply following upgrades to the community’s electricity system. “Since I have lived here for 38 years, the electricity was very low, 195 from 220 what it’s supposed to be. I had a lot of electrical appliances that were damaged. Since the electricity was upgraded to 220, it does not fluctuate, and I am very happy about that.”
Claude Smith is also living more comfortably as he now receives potable water when he turns on the tap in his home. This is unprecedented for Smith and others who grew up in the community.
Smith explained that the increased water pressure by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) “is helping us with our daily activities. Sometimes persons had to go from yard to yard, to fetch water. Now they are receiving water, making it easier to wash wares and clothes because they are getting more pressure in the pipes.”
Enmore North is one of the scores of communities that have benefitted from development upgrades after the various ministerial outreaches.