Gov’t is hell bent on ensuring a health crisis in Georgetown – Cathy Hughes

AFC Parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes.
AFC Parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes.

[]Alliance for Change (AFC) Member of Parliament, Cathy Hughes believes that the health of thousands of citizens is at risk as a result of the unacceptable drainage and garbage situation in Guyana’s capital city – Georgetown.

At a press conference on Thursday, December 5, the AFC member noted that government refuses to implement a comprehensive plan to address the issue of drainage and garbage disposal in the city.

According to Hughes, senior government officials have in the past welcomed a health crisis in the city.

“Appalling and shameful as this maybe to people living and working and visiting Georgetown, it seems that the government is hell bent on ensuring that there is indeed a health crisis,” Hughes told the press conference.

The AFC took notice of the city’s crisis following the flooding last week during the heavy rainfall and according to Hughes; the current situation cannot be allowed to continue.

“We got reports from some sections of the city where we had rats running haywire, we also had an upsurge in roaches supposedly and in one part of Hadfield Street, there were complaints of raw sewage overflowing into the streets.”

She believes that the government’s vendetta against the Mayor and City Council has gone way too far and places everyone at considerable risk.



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