Bartica residents face challenges with waste disposal and quality of roads – 24th Jun 2013
As the rainy season continues, the Chairman of Region Seven, Cuyuni-Mazaruni Gordon Bradford said residents especially in the Bartica community, have several challenges with waste disposal and the quality of the roads in the area.
He said both problems have placed tremendous burdens of the community. The Chairman pointed out that a contract between the region and Cevon’s Waste Management Company has just been signed which is expected to arrest the garbage situation.
Bartica and its environs are home to about 2500 homes, which according to the Chairman, generates a significant amount of waste, which must be adequately collected and disposed.
Another area of critical importance is the road infrastructure. He pointed out that most taxi drivers are charging high fares, because of the rare and tear on their vehicle.
Under the 2013 Capital Expenditure in the National budget, some 38.5 million Guyana dollars have been allocated under the region’s Public Works programme.
Bradford said this includes the construction and maintenance of roads, but this had to be placed on hold because of the rainy season.
The Chairman also pointed out also that plans are on stream to construct two new schools at Itabali and at 72 miles.
He said too at Kamarang, there will be plans for the building of a new hospital to better serve the community.