[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following days of protest action by residents of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker met with Councilors of the Industry/Plaisance Interim Management Committee (IMC) to discuss the issues relating to the protest action.
According to a press release from the Ministry, Whittaker addressed two main issues affecting the communities: that of land situation in Plaisance Backlands (being given to private developers) and the appointment of the Overseer.
In response to the land issue matter, Minister Whittaker said, “this issue does not fall under the purview of Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. The protectors are ill-informed and that the lands in question fall under the Guyana Sugar Co-operation.”
As it relates to matters concerning the appointment of the Overseer of the Industry/Plaisance NDC, Minister Whittaker said that the Ministry advertised the vacancy for an Overseer in all the newspapers for several days and that the recruitment process was in keeping with the Ministry’s hiring protocol.
According to the Ministry’s release, Whittaker is calling on the residents to bring an end to the protest and for peace and calm to be restored in the community.