Waste Pickers Business Being Hampered
Waste picking has become a big business in Guyana, but it seems as if the livelihood of some waste pickers may be hindered as they can no longer gain entry into the new landfill site, except for a selected few.
According to reports reaching this newscast, some waste pickers showed up today at the Haag Bosch landfill site behind Eccles only to be told that they will not be allowed on the premises. According to reports this has angered many of the waste pickers. But Deputy Mayor Robert Williams today said that while the council had no problem with waste pickers at the Mandela dumpsite, they will now have to adhere to the rules laid out by those in authority.
Meanwhile City Mayor Hamilton Green reiterated that anyone found at the Mandela site will be prosecuted.
Five Waste pickers have since been recruited to work along with the contractor BK International.
According to the contractors they no longer want the heavy presence of waste pickers at the site and this will significantly help to reduce the occurrence of fires.