The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has launched a system for minibus operators in Georgetown which will see them paying a daily fee of $200 for the use of bus parks in the city as part of the efforts being made to maintain and beautify the environs.
M&CC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Debra Lewis (Ag) said that a meeting was held with operators of public transportation to make a decision on payments for this venture which saw 95 per cent of the operators being in agreement with the decision.
The final decision made was each operator would pay $200 each day as a contribution for this venture.
This project would be started in phases, for each public transportation park within the city.
Lewis said, weekly meetings will be conducted to accommodate room for alternate changes, if this payment is not feasible enough.
The implementation of this payment system by M&CC came with much criticism from some operators, citing it as totally unfair to them considering the economic hardships currently faced by many.