Linden communities seeing brighter nights
— lighting project sees 250 streets lights being installed
By Vanessa Braithwaite
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday August 13, 2019
Residents of Linden (Region Ten), have welcomed a massive street lighting project that will see 250 street lights being installed in various communities, on both the Wismar and Mackenzie shore.
The lights were presented to the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LMTC) to be installed in communities across the township. The LMTC has already embarked on the project with the support of the Linden Electricity Company Inc (LEI), the Linden Utility Services Co-op Society Limited and the Community Development Councils.
Mayor of Linden Waneka Arrindell reported that Constituency 5, on the Wismar shore, has been completed and Constituency 8 is currently being targetted. The mayor explained that the decision was taken to begin on the Wismar shore because there is a greater need in those communities. Communities with public buildings such as community centres and Information and Communications Technology hubs will also be targetted.
After years of being in darkness, the residents of Canvas City lauded the move. In a post on social media, Nkasi Giles said “Last night I was surprised when I entered the community of Canvas City, thank you very much, we applaud your great efforts,”
Some of the other unlit communities on the Wismar shore that will benefit are Blue Berry Hill, Wisroc, Buck Town, Acccabre Drive Kara Kara, South Amelia’s Ward, Phase Two and Three Amelia’s Ward, Kara Kara and Retrieve, amongst others.
The project is also in keeping with the municipality’s adaptation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; particularly, responsible consumption and production of energy. Residents will be sensitised on how to become smart consumers of this amenity.