[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following the tragic fire in Port Kaituma, Region One on Friday night (March 15) that claimed the lives of a mother and her four children, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is calling on the government to establish a Fire Service Unit in the Region.
In a press statement, APNU extended its condolences to the LaCruz Family (Lurlene La Cruz age 39; Lea LaCruz age 14; Lavette La Cruz age 3; Labron La Cruz age 8 and Levon LaCruz age 1) who all died in the fire.
According to the APNU, “This tragedy highlights the Peoples Progressive Party Civic Administration’s neglect of our hinterland communities and the continued inefficient leadership of the Public Security Sector by Clement James Rohee. Port Kaituma is a large and densely populated community and should have a branch of the Guyana Fire Service.”
The statement further noted, “The Partnership feels that urban, rural and hinterland development is being impeded because of the lack of major investment in public infrastructure and the neglect, to provide essential services(like Fire, Ambulance and trained first responders) that can save lives.”
The Port Kaituma house was set alight by the woman’s husband, following a domestic dispute. Their 12 – year – old daughter managed to escape, after she ran to the Port Kaituma Police Station to make a report during her parents argument.