Region 10 Councillor hails community developments

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, January 2nd, 2019

The communities of Linden including Coomacka, Old England- Siberia and Three Friends-Maria Elizabeth have benefitted from several infrastructural projects over the last two years.

Opposition Regional Councillor Dexter Harding highlighted this at a recent meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).

He noted that he had been overseas for some time and was amazed to see how much infrastructural development had taken place in his absence. Harding highlighted the purchase of a new school bus for the central Linden area, saying it was a significant measure for both the children and their parents.

The Councillor also praised the quality of work done on the communities’ main access road. The state of the road had been a sore point for residents and drivers and even resulted in a protest some years back.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, with support from the RDC, has ensured that the road leading from Watooka to Three Friends remains in proper condition with continuous maintenance.

The RDC also completed major repairs to the Coomacka Primary School and provided adequate furniture for the students. Harding had made representation for the school to be repaired at previous meetings and expressed his delight that it was done in his absence.

More importantly for the Councillor are the ongoing works by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) to correct the erosion issues plaguing Coomacka.

Harding said it did not matter where the development was coming from once the community was benefitting.

He also commended the RDC’s administrative arm and the Council for putting aside their differences and working together over the last four years to bring development to all communities in Region 10.

According to Harding, he viewed the Council as his family and always felt welcomed despite not being from the major represented party, the APNU-AFC.