MOC donates $34.8M waste disposal truck to M&CC

—to boost garbage collection around the city

 DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Ministry of Communities (MOC) has donated a $34.8Million garbage truck to the Georgetown Municipality.

During a small handover ceremony at the City Hall today, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Annette Ferguson noted that the garbage disposal will improve the waste collection in and around the city.

This donation is the second garbage truck the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has received, with last year’s truck being worth $45Million.

In her remarks, Minister Ferguson noted that from the time the Coalition assumed office “the Ministry of Communities has been working closely with the local organs to build their capacity in human resources and providing equipment, and this simple ceremony is a testimony to what the ministry is committed to doing.”

His Worship Mayor Ubraj Narine thanked the ministry noting that the municipality has benefitted from “tremendous support from the government through the Ministry of Communities.”


Minister Ferguson handing over the keyto Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Pandit Ubraj Narine

Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore, Madam Town Clerk Sherry Jerrick, Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) within the Ministry of Communities Jaigobin Jaisingh, and other senior staff of the Georgetown Municipality were also present for the handover ceremony.