By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader David Granger has deemed Government’s move to pump $56M into a restoration campaign for Georgetown as inadequate.
This expenditure would finance activities to enhance the drainage system within Georgetown and the outfalls, weeding, garbage collection and disposal and mobile mechanical drainage of flood impacted areas.
However, this intervention has not been welcomed by the Opposition Leader. According to him, the Administration has intervened frequently without informing the City Council which shows their persistence to embarrass the municipality.
He believes the Government has the resource to provide a more orderly assistance and dubbed this move and others that predated this one as a public relations ploy, to place the Government in a good light and the City Council in a bad one.
He accused the administration of strangling elected officials of the municipality and stated that Carol Sooba’s recent appointment as Town Clerk is an example.
“It is political spite,” the Opposition Leader said, adding that “they want to arrest the city from the PNC/R, APNU… they will stop at nothing.”
It is a pipe dream if the PPP thinks it can win, the Opposition Leader stated.
Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon had said the intervention is part of Government’s continued aggressive campaign to reduce the impact of the floods on affected households in the wards of Georgetown and also on the Coast.