Government continue to push with airport expansion project, residents complain about relocation
As the government pushes ahead with its expansion plan at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, persons living in the area continue to complain about the Government’s plans to relocate them. Residents who live close by have been asked to move to new areas as the expansion plan begins. But it’s something the residents may not be up to. Many of them complain that there were no meetings with them and they cannot understand why they must move all together when they might not be in the path of the expansion drive. But some Government officials have even said it’s just not safe for them and point to the Caribbean Airlines crash a year ago. Although the aircraft never made it close to anyone’s homes, the issue of safety still came up. APNU Executive Joe Harmon today said residents ought to be consulted.
The opposition parties are on record as saying that while they support the expansion they believe the government should have been more forthcoming on the contracts and be more open with residents who could be affected when the work gets underway.