[www.inewsguyana.com] – Residents of Mahdia, Region 8 are protesting the deplorable roads in the community by blocking the main road today [Monday, August 04].
iNews has confirmed that Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor for the region, Naieem Gafoor was arrested for executing an illegal march.
Recently, Regional Chairman in Region 8, Mark Crawford had expressed the frustration of the residents.
“Residents of Mahdia are fed-up with the state of the roads in their community, persons accessing the main services at Mahdia are forced to navigate through numerous potholes to get to where they want to be,” Crawford had said.
He explained that roads to the Post Office, Police Station, GGMC Mines Office and the Hospital are all in a deplorable state. According to him, the RDC under the AFC’s leadership had made submissions in their 2014 Budget for money to repair the inner Mahdia roads. However, he noted that the Finance Ministry refused to include allocations for these roads in the National Budget for 2014.
According to Crawford, Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker advised that miners repair these roads. The Chairman deems this as a slap in the face of the residents, miners and the RDC.