(www.inewsguyana.com) – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is blaming the government for its poor preparation and slow response to the extreme weather conditions which saw Georgetown and other areas along the coast flooded on Wednesday, November 27.
At a press conference on Thursday November 28, Leader of the APNU David Granger pointed out the drainage and irrigation issues which he said have always been centrally controlled and coordinated.
“The PPPC administration, however has failed to notify the public, coordinate a national response with towns, neighbourhoods and regions and provide relief for citizens in distress.”
As such, the Leader called for the establishment of a ministerial task force to combine the efforts of the Ministries of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment, Health, Housing and Water, Human Services, Local Government and Public Works to better coordinate a national response and avert a “humanitarian catastrophe” during the impending rainy season.
When questioned, Granger said that the APNU is willing to lend its expertise to the task force if it is established by the administration.