Residents of flood-affected Region Five communities were today given the opportunity to voice their concerns when a ministerial team, comprising Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan; Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix and Minister in the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings visited the region.
The ministerial team along with technical officers of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure visited the affected communities within the region, and engaged the residents. The team visited Union, Golden Grove, Number 30 and the Trafalgar pump station.
According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), among interventions made to mitigate the situation are the deployment of two other pontoon-based excavators which are to arrive at Trafalgar this evening while dredging of the outfall channel will commence tomorrow.
During interactions, the residents detailed to the Government officials their losses, and sought assistance. Residents were encouraged to compile a list of their losses so that the government officials would be able to assess the cost of such a natural disaster. Addressing the issue of compensation, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan told residents that the issue will be discussed at Cabinet.