President examines drainage and irrigation in Region 3- as rainy period continues
President Donald Ramotar and a team of officials from the Agriculture Ministry today visited several agricultural areas in Region Three to ensure that all measures are in place during the current rainy season
President Donald Ramotar ensures that the Stanleytown pump station is in working order
President Ramotar explained that the visit was to ensure that the outfall and drainage channels and pumps are in working order. “The rainy season is always a hectic time for us in Guyana,” he said, and that during this period, the Government usually, closely monitors various communities, especially those prone to flooding to ensure all measures are taken to mitigate the effects of the rainfall.
Clearing the mouth of outfall channels is being done to ease water levels on agricultural lands
The visit took in Stanleytown and Canal No. 2 on the West Bank, Demerara, a look at the Boerasirie Conservancy and Windsor Forest on the West Coast Demerara.
Head of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority Lionel Wordsworth who accompanied the President, stated that several interventions have been taken. In the Canals Polder, equipment is on site and pumps are in operation, he said.
President Ramotar takes a personal look at the D & I arrangements for the West Demerara
Wordsworth stated that at Windsor Forest, one agricultural area is under stress because of the rainfall, and some land has been affected and this is being addressed.
Communities, especially the vulnerable ones are being closely monitored during this May/June rainy season