[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has committed to completing a critical roadway in the Wakapoa community in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region (No.2) if it wins the May 11 general and regional elections.
A statement from the APNU noted that its leader, David Granger listened to the complaints of villagers who said that the roadway was needed to facilitate safe passage between three islands – Waipaqua, Yarashima and Myrie– for educational, economic and health purposes.
Wakapoa Community Health Post is located on Waipaqua but could be accessed only by boat or by a narrow foot path. Residents resolved to build their own road to provide easy access from the other islands –Yarashima and Myrie– where the majority of the Wakapoa population resides.
The roadway was opened only two years ago by local residents and foreign donors but without help from the People’s Progressive Party Civic central government or regional democratic council administration.
“This was entirely the result of efforts by local villagers and foreign students who pulled logs with ropes and carried sand bags through swampy savannahs to develop the 520 mtrack from Waipaqua to Myrie and the 370 m track from Waipaqua to Yarashima,” the APNU said.
The APNU leader condemned central government and regional administration deliberate denial of support and neglect of the project.
Granger, leading a team of Parliamentarians that included Dr George Norton and Ms Renitta Williams, told Wakapoa residents that he was fed up with the manner in which the PPPC was under-developing hinterland communities by preventing the construction of vital infrastructure.
Granger gave the undertaking that after the general and regional elections, an APNU administration will ensure that the roadway would be completed in the Wakapao community.