City Hall Debacle: PSC makes appeal for ‘political peace’

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Ramesh Dookhoo
Ramesh Dookhoo

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is appealing for ‘Political Peace’ as the saga continues between a faction of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and the Local Government Ministry.

Honorary Secretary of the Commission Ramesh Dookhoo said during their meeting with City Mayor Hamilton Green recently, this call was made in an effort to focus on cleaning up the City.

The Secretary added that the PSC even volunteered its services to the Mayor as a sign of their seriousness to address this issue.

Dookhoo, expressed hopes that the Mayor will give serious consideration to the concerns of the private sector, since they too are willing to play a part in this regard; noting that the Mayor can call on them at anytime.

The PSC has tasked its group of young people through the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), to work with the Mayor to ensure ‘Political Peace’ so that citizens can benefit from their entitled rights of a clean and progressive city.

The Mayor has accused Government of trying to micro management the affairs of the city. Government on the other hand, says the Mayor is mismanaging and “running the city to the ground.”DSCN1581

$500 million was recently approved by the National Assembly to clean up the city of which $100 million will be used to clean up the Le Repentir cemetery. This too has created further contention between the Mayor and Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker over implementation and distribution of the funds.

 

 

 

 

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