By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The unhealthy and unsanitary locations where scores of labourers are forced to work without any protective gear have generated concern and condemnation from members of the public.
Last week many stopped and watched in shock as the men cleaned several filthy drains without any protective gears as part of the government cleanup campaign.
When iNews spoke to the labourers, they complained bitterly about the situation but said it is their source of income and they have families to care for.
When contacted, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Olive Gopaul, explained that the Ministry has in place protective gears for these employees; however, she noted that the Coordinators are not taking their responsibilities to the workers serious enough to uplift the protective gears.
She added that the Ministry has been doing all it can to ensure that workers are paid on time, providing that the paper work for payment is on schedule.