Major drainage works for North Ruimveldt
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, August 11, 2019
Residents of North Ruimveldt will soon benefit from drainage works in the community that will seek to alleviate flooding. This was announced at a community meeting led by Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry that was held at Polly’s Nursery School.
Councillor for Constituency 12, Dexter Forte briefed the residents on the upcoming development. “On the West of Kaikan [street], those drains are clogged with sand. Persons are building and they have sand there. Those tertiary drains are clogged… We are going to be desilting that drain. We are going to be working on [clearing] the alleyway between Kaikan and Spring View,” the councillor explained. This is to allow for a steady flow of water throughout the alleyway.
Other areas to be targetted include the alleyway that divides Blue Mountain Road and Unity Place. Just West of North Ruimveldt, E. R. Burrowes and Humming Bird streets are set to get relief as well. To address flooding in those areas, Councillor Forte noted that there has been dialogue between the Mayor and City Council and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. As a result, the Public Infrastructure Ministry is set to commence works when the rains subside.
A resident of North Ruimveldt, Ronald Sampson encouraged others in the community to do their part. In an impassioned comment, Sampson stated, “in all fairness, to thy own self be true. We know that some residents do not clean their drains and the alleyways… If we keep our sections cleared, then the burden or the strain would not go to the government.”
Minister Henry took the opportunity to encourage the residents to play their part in their children’s education.
“I am pleased to say that we getting improved performance in all of our secondary schools in this country, and I would like to know that we will continue to get that improvement, but we could only get the best out of it if the parents are involved.”
Sunday’s community meeting took place across many communities in Region 4. Its purpose was to allow residents to address their concerns to ministers of government.