Residents dissatisfied with inactive PPP-led NDC on East Bank of Demerara – Min. Henry hears
– Min. Henry engages Good Success/Caledonia NDC residents
– residents urged to hold your NDCs accountable
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 8, 2019
Government ministers fanned out once more to several areas earlier this evening, including the community of Craig on the East Bank of Demerara (ECD).
A meeting, which was held in the community, saw residents expressing frustration with the leadership of the Good Success/Caledonia Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), which is controlled by PPP/C Councillors. The communities covered by the NDC constitute a 10-mile radius.
Engaging residents of the community was the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry, who also conducted a walkabout prior to the small meeting.
Responding to the issue raised, Minister Henry lamented about the inactivity of the NDC, stressing that as elected representatives, they are duty-bound to implement projects in the respective areas. Further, she urged the residents to continue holding their elected NDC representatives accountable.
Her comments were met with agreement as the residents made it known that several councillors, along with the chairman of the NDC, have been notoriously neglecting the community’s infrastructural and maintenance responsibilities.
One of the four Coalition Councillors who attended the meeting spoke to the Department of Public Information (DPI). He explained that while he and his fellow councillors have brought several developmental measures to the fore, the ability to move it further is being stymied by the PPP/C-dominated NDC.
The residents also engaged the minister on matters pertaining to drainage. Similar meetings were held in several areas along the coast and Region 10.