Budhan housing scheme, East Berbice to receive water for first time

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Some of the residents of Budhan Scheme at the community meeting
Some of the residents of Budhan Scheme at the community meeting

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Executive of the Guyana Water Incorporated, Dr. Van West-Charles at a community meeting organized by residents of Budhan Housing Scheme on Thursday November 05, outlined a programme which will result in residents receiving water for the first time since the creation of the housing development, which has been in existence for over 10 years.

According to a release from GWI, the scheme is located in New Amsterdam, East Berbice. Speaking to residents in the presence of Regional Chairman, Region 6, David Armogan, developers of the housing scheme and GWI Officials, Dr. Van-West Charles stated that he was concerned about the lack of water within the community especially with the large amount of families with young children.

“Our mandate is to ensure that every citizen of this country has access to safe water,” stated the GWI Chief Executive, “therefore GWI is proposing that every resident sign a contract with the company to pay for their water service connections over an eight month period. We understand the financial strain of the families living in the scheme so we will allow a long period for residents to pay for their service in small, affordable amounts.”

According to the release, the Chief Executive explained further that since it is a private housing scheme residents will be charged for the service connection but will be afforded the convenience of paying in small installments.

Each member of the community will be asked to sign a contract, available at the GWI Customer Services location at Chesney, New Amsterdam.

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