GT Mayor says $1Bilion clean – up campaign is unnecessary

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By Leroy Smith

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana heard of a clean – up campaign worth $1B aimed at dealing with the sanitation problem in the country, especially the capital city of Georgetown. The City will receive half of that sum ($500M).

Mayor GreenThis was announced by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh who presented the Nation’s budget in the National Assembly on Monday, March 24.Garbage

When contacted for his comments on this issue, City Mayor Hamilton Green told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com)that while he welcomed the initiative, there was no need for the money and that it is unnecessary.

Green told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) that the figure seems more like an election campaign being launched by the government ahead of the local government elections, similar to a move made by the very government in 1994.

According to the City Mayor, had the government allowed the city to run its affairs and enforce and implement several taxation proposals, the city would have been in a better physical state.

The monies announced by the government will be financing a campaign titled “clean up my country”. iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) has not been able to ascertain how the massive program will be rolled out.

 

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