M&CC launches restoration fund project

─ observes 175 years of Georgetown as a city

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Wednesday observed 175 years of the establishment of Georgetown City and launched its restoration fund project at the Savannah Suite Pegasus Hotel.

Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green said the event comes as part of the rebuilding of the city hall project.

“Most recently we have been able to move a few steps forward, not at the pace we would like to, but we are moving. We would like to partner and work with all stakeholders to ensure this city is restored to its former glory,” Chase-Green said.

The Mayor explained that a consultation process is expected to follow the launch. “I want to encourage all persons to join the consultation process. We would like all engineers and citizens to come to the consultation and share your ideas with us so that we can restore city hall.”

The Mayor disclosed that the M&CC has received support from the European Union (EU) for the rehabilitation.

Former Mayor and Prime Minister of Georgetown, Hamilton Greene, who also attended the event, noted: “It is important that we celebrate but at this time of our lives and history of this country we need to put things into the appropriate context and know that the challenge is still there.”

Stakeholders were encouraged to continue to work collectively in the rebuilding of the garden city.

City Hall, along with the Engineer’s and Mayor’s buildings, is to be restored to its former 19th-century glory to the tune of $903Million.

By: Crystal Stoll

Image: Keno George

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