Gov’t creating over 100 jobs in Albouystown

The Government will employ over 100 persons in Albouystown as it embarks on a major exercise to clear drains in the South Georgetown ward.

Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill made this disclosure on Friday when he travelled to several sections of the city to check on the progress of works.

“This is a work I want to start immediately. I have spoken to my technical people and the work will be done in these 13 alleys and 15 blocks by the community people themselves. So, the community leaders are going to be organised and they will be able to get this done early in the new week,” he told DPI.

Minister Edghill said he visited the community to get a first-hand look at the condition of drains there as citizens had complained that they were derelict.

The Minister said he was displeased about the conduct of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, which is responsible for desilting works.

“People are putting politics over people’s welfare. This is a disaster. This is a recipe for the outbreak of a disease. This is a health hazard for the people in Albouystown,” he said.

Urgent action is needed to remedy this situation, he added.

“We can’t sit by and allow the people and the residents of Albouystown to suffer. The Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali administration has pledged to the people of Guyana that development will come to all the people and Albouystown is a part of the city and we will take care of the residents of Albouystown in ensuring that we get this drainage and irrigation done,” Minister Edghill said.

The works will be financed under the Ministry’s Urban Roads and Drainage programme.


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