[www.inewsguyana.com] – A motion filed by executive member of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon to the Clerk of the National Assembly is seeking to have the toll reduced at the Berbice River Bridge.
According to the motion, “The toll for crossing the Berbice River is exceedingly high when compared to a similar crossing of the Demerara River by the Demerara Harbour Bridge and represents a significant devolution of wealth from the people of Berbice in particular to the benefit of a private company.”
In the motion, the APNU is calling on the Government to instruct its representative on the Board of Directors of the Berbice Bridge Company Inc to demand an immediate reduction in tolls charged.
The following image is a proposed toll by the APNU:
|Category||Present Rates||Proposed Rates
|SUVs and pick-ups pulling a boat for recreational activities||$4000||$3000|
|Four-wheel drives, SUVs and pick-ups pulling horse buggies||$4000||$3000|
|Four-wheel drives/ SUVs / pick-ups transporting BBQ Grills, coolers||$4000||$3000|