By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Mayor and City Council is examining its options to assist the efforts of private contractors in government’s clean-up programme in the city which got underway on Sunday May, 18.
A management meeting at City Hall on Monday, May 18, headed by Mayor Hamilton Green and Deputy Mayor, Patricia Chase – Greene focused on how the council will transition internally under the new APNU+AFC government.
The council has pledged to provide some of its man-power and equipment to aid in the clean-up campaign. The City Council has long struggled to maintain a clean city on its own, due to its dependability of funds from central government under the previous administration.
During the meeting, the staff members were updated on how the council will assist in the clean- up and beautification of the country’s capital city. The biggest surprise was the presence of Town Clerk (ag) Carol Sooba, who avoided all meetings with the Mayor for over 2 years.
During the 20 minutes, Sooba did not make any contributions, but sat quietly as the Mayor addressed his staff. It is also being reported by the staff that Sooba’s attitude has even changed for the better under the new administration.
Sooba and Green have been at odds for years following her appointment to the council by then local government minister, Norman Whittaker.
Just one day after President David Granger was sworn in, the APNU+AFC government begun work to desilt the main drainage areas in Guyana.
The desilting is particularly important given that Guyana is in the May/June rainy season and already parts of the city are under water. The project is being spearheaded by BK International, Stanely Ming and a few other contractors.