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Businesswoman complains of mismanagement by Bartica IMC

Screen shot 2014-06-03 at 9.30.56 PMIt was back in May of 2012 that the Local Government Ministry of Regional Development decided to dissolve the Bartica Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).

An Interim Management Committee (IMC) comprising 15 government supporters were installed to manage the affairs of the heavily mining dependent community. But ever since the installing of the IMC some residents have expressed no confidence in the body.

A recent visit by Capitol News revealed that the problems there were no different than those in the Capital City. Improper garbage disposal and clogged drains seemed to be the order of the day.

Small business owner, Kamal Persaud told this newscast that another issue that’s affecting her business is the increase in road side vending that is blocking the passageway to her business on 1st Avenue.

According to the business-woman the new practice was brought to the IMC’s attention and nothing is being done to being ease not only her concern but that of others who are losing daily sales.

Ms Persaud said at this point she thinks one way to save the community is by holding local government elections which would bring back the Bartica Neighbourhood Democratic Council.

While the Bartica NDC may not have been fully effective an investigation done by the Local Government Ministry revealed that the body’s revenues are restricted to property tax collection which resulted in its poor functioning.

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