Mahdia residents protest for better roads
These pictures from Mahdia show the frustration of residents over the state of their roads. The residents told Capitol News that they have been promised multiple times that the roads would eb fixed, but to no avail. The last word they said was that the roads would eb fixed by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission as part of its programme to fix roads in mining areas, including the access roads to those areas. Regional Chairman Mark Crawford feels that the community is being victimized by the government. IN the last elections, the PPP lost control of Region Eight to the seven-seat AFC, and since then the administration in Mahdia has been faced with several difficulties in carrying out its work, with accusations that the government-appointed Chief Executive Officer has been frustrating the work of the Regional Authority. UP to late this evening the protests was continuing, with residents blocking the road to the airstrip.