No shortage of Fuel in Region Nine – Prime Minister

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in discussion on Radio Lethem

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo confirmed that there is no shortage of fuel in Region Nine. This was disclosed to residents over Radio Lethem last Monday. The Prime Minister was responding to rumors stating that there was a fuel shortage following the Region’s latest flood that had significantly affected several roads.

The Prime Minister pointed out that there were speculations that “one or two of the gas stations may be out of fuel… that is not so, fuel came in here and another shipment of fuel is on its way, so the situation I am assured is … back to normal”.

Minister Nagamootoo disclosed that contracts for several roads and bridges in the Region have been awarded. Mobilization of the equipment to these affected areas have already commenced and works should begin soon.

It “will assist with the fuel problem and transportation of goods from the city into Lethem and other parts of Region Nine, so I believe that in the circumstances, these measures that have been taken are helpful to the Region and I want to thank the Regional council”, he explained.

The Prime Minster also expressed gratitude for the cooperation of both the public and private sectors during and after the region experienced flooding after heavy rainfall.

Additionally, the Ministry of Public Information circulated a recent statement that vehicular traffic to and from Lethem had resumed following the completion of emergency works after the roads were washed away.

“Following reports of deterioration of the stretch due to prolonged rainfall, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure sprang into action to have the situation remedied as quickly as possible. The efforts even saw the hauling of laterite from more than 20 kilometers away to ensure the sourcing of quality material,” the Ministry’s statement said.

By: Isaiah Braithwaite

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