‘No hiccups in garbage collection of around the city’ – Mayor Narine

—large increase in household waste, commercial waste on decline

—sanitisation works progress, report to be submitted April 21

DPI, Guyana, Friday, April 17, 2020.

Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Pandit Ubraj Narine has said there have been “no hiccups in the workflow of the collection of garbage around the city.”

This disclosure was made during a recent interview via Zoom with DPI.

The mayor disclosed there has been 34-40 percent increase in household waste. This he attributed to the fact that more city residents are at home in light of recently implemented COVID-19 emergency measures.


Mayor of Georgetown His Worship Pandit Ubraj Narine

However, there has been a 25 percent decline in commercial waste, likely a result of businesses cutting down on operation hours.

Mayor Narine commended the seamless efforts undertaken by the contracted sanitation workers.

Concerning sanitisation of streets and municipal markets, the Georgetown Mayor said the process is progressive and well planned.

“I can say the Vector Control Department is spraying the markets, two to three times a week […] We closed the markets at 2pm so that our staff can do their work and get home before the curfew,” the Mayor explained.

DPI was told the Solid Waste Director at City Hall is expected to submit a report of sanitisation works to the city council on Tuesday, April 21.

That report will be reviewed to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the cleaning exercises to better protect the city against the spread of COVID-19.