By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba has rejected reports that City Hall is a fire hazard and the Council should advise against the gathering of any large crowd.
This is a cause for concern given the fact that political parties are counting down the days for nomination day which will be held on Tuesday April 07 at City Hall’s building.
Sooba, in rejecting the report, told iNews that all systems are in place to host nominations day activities safely. She explained that recommendations were made by Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle for upgrades to be done to the structure.
“The report is a general one that would have been submitted like any other building but it did not have to do with the preparation or condemning the building for nomination day.”
“Nomination day activities will be held here and all systems are in place and we are still continuing to do some other works so that the place can be properly prepared for that day’s activities…the National Police and City Constabulary are in full force in their numbers and there are arrangements to prevent the crowd from over taking City Hall,” Sooba told iNews.
This year, political parties will use the Avenue of the Republic as the entrance and Regent Street as their exit.
When iNews contacted the Fire Chief he was reluctant to say whether he indeed made the statement that the building was unsafe and offered no comment on the issue.