By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – City Mayor Hamilton Green in his regular “tit-for-tat” has taken People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee up on his attempt to blame the City Council for the current state of Georgetown which is plagued by indiscriminate dumping and its resulting effects.
“I regard the Minister’s comments as a lack of knowledge of what is happening here at city hall” he said, adding that “we are trying out best”.
Rohee at the Party’s press conference on Monday said that the PPP is disappointed with the laissez-faire approach of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) in addressing the garbage situation in the City.
The Mayor believes that the Government’s support for Town Clerk (ag) Carol Sooba is the core of the problems at the council.
“How can the Minster blame the City Council, when we have been removed from operational aspect of the Council?” he questioned.
Green explained that the council remains in a position where it is not making enough money to pay contractors and the location of the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill site are contributors to the problem. He said the M&CC have been denied the opportunity to broaden its revenue base.
“We are putting the blame at the feet of the government… for not allowing the public education awareness to kick in… and for not allowing Haags Bosch to operate on a 24 hour basis,” Green said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green debunked the GS’s claims that the M&CC have ghost employees. She says two inquiries have been done into these very allegations which had shown that it does not exist but rather the council understaffed.