By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Despite admitting that he has been “suffocated” by the government in executing his duties as Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green says he will not “surrender”.
During his appearance on the radio programme ‘Hard Talk’ aired on 90. 1 Love FM on Sunday, February 01, the Mayor said that the issue of him resigning was raised by his family on “umpteen occasions” but he does not believe that the government will provide a “better service” to Georgetown residents if he is to step aside.
“It is my personality… I don’t know what surrender means; I carry a green flag and a red flag, I don’t carry a white flag of surrender,” the Mayor said.
In explaining how the Mayor and City Council is suffocated by government, Green pointed out several initiatives the Council undertook, geared towards broadening its revenue base but were subsequently shut down by government.
According to him, these programmes would have generated funds to improve and enhance municipal markets, day care centres, parking facilities, drainage, and other services, including garbage collection.
Green has been the Mayor for approximately 20 years.