By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Approximately $100 million will be expended over the next six months to clean up and rehabilitate the deplorable Le Repentir Cemetery.
This is according to Local Government Minister Norman Whitaker, who explained that the money will come from the $500 million that was approved by the National Assembly to clean up the Capital, Georgetown.
A total of $1 billion was set aside in the National 2014 Budget to boost and compliment ongoing solid waste management activities across the country of which $500 million will be spent on Georgetown.
The Le Repentir Cemetery is one of the main burial sites in Georgetown.
The Minister expressed confidence that the planned works both for the cemetery, other parts of Georgetown and the rest of the country will be completed by December 31, 2014.
It will include rehabilitation of public assets and kokers, cleaning of canals, drains, parapets and alleyways, cemeteries and monuments.