Plaisance residents insist that they will not allow the Government to set up a tower on playfield – 8th Apr 2013
The Government sent in its Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill, to meet with the residents, but his best efforts to get his Government’s message across fell on deaf ears.
Plaisance resident and politician, Aubrey Norton, quizzed the Minister on why the playfield was chosen for the project; he was dissatisfied with the response given.
Norton said that residents do not object to the construction of the tower, but rather the location chosen by Government. This was after Government Chief spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the Government would not allow this project to be hijacked and to be treated so irresponsibly.
Edghill then went after engineer Walter Willis who was quoted in the press as saying that the Government was looking at other options.
Edghill was emphatic in his assertion that Willis had no such mandate from the Government.
The proposed tower is part of the E-governance programme that will facilitate the linking of the Government’s fibre-optic cable that has been laid from Lethem to Linden, to the coastline, enabling faster internet access.