President visits flood hit East Coast communities

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 President Ramotar engaging residents of Cane Grove, Mahaica during a flood check on the East Coast Demerara. [GINA Photo]
President Ramotar engaging residents of Cane Grove, Mahaica during a flood check on the East Coast Demerara. [GINA Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – As a result of the severe flooding in several parts of the country, especially the Capital, Georgetown, President Donald Ramotar visited several communities and drainage infrastructure to personally assess not only the effects of the accumulated water, but also to check efforts to drain flooded areas. Areas visited included Paradise and Cane Grove.

The President noted that a lot of people have suffered due to the heavy rainfall, but said he was assured that the Public Works officials, and others responsible for drainage and irrigation, are doing everything possible to alleviate the problems encountered.

“We will continue to follow it to see that we bring some ease to the situation as fast as possible”.

The Agriculture Ministry today said that significant rainfall is expected in the next 72 hours that will result in flooding conditions. Sunday, it said is likely to be worse. Rainfall records for the past 24 hours, measured at 08:00 hours, today show the highest rainfall of 260.0mm was recorded at Railway line, Mahaicony in Region 5.

President Ramotar, and Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn head towards another East Coast village after checking out the pump station at Paradise. [GINA Photo]
President Ramotar, and Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn head towards another East Coast village after checking out the pump station at Paradise. [GINA Photo]
Despite a large amount of water receding after the record breaking rainfall, the team of officials which comprised, Public Works Minister Robeson Benn, Head of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Lionel Wordsworth, and other officials and engineers were busy ensuring that all pumps and drainage outfalls were working optimally to provide relief.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]

 

9 COMMENTS

  1. Gary and Andrew, why don’t you guys stop the race hate and engage in healthy objective discussions that could improve conditions in Guyana. I am sure if one of you needed a life saving blood transfusion and the other had the appropriate blood type you won’t hesitate to accept it. The sooner we accept the fact that Guyanese need to work together as Guyanese to build Guyana. As it stands right now the foreign industrialist are using the racial divide by way of the two dominant political parties to keep the masses impoverish and enrich a few.

  2. Let me sum it up for you guys PPP/C will lose the majority again this time the AFC TOGETHER WITH abstained party voters will hand them that loss mark my words

  3. oh and Andrew you Burnham horse eating piece of shit since u mentioned collie..let me tell you this..collie always have while a black crablouse like you will be the have not..you have to eat burnham horse shit till you die.
    collise will forever torment you because they have and u cant get..a black louse like you put gus to collie head..think of it you black crabdog..inews be fair to all sides here..this is getting personal..

  4. Jackass Andrew he never eat Bunom horse shit like you do this is why your are like how you are.Tell me how bunom horse shit taste haha

  5. Jack ASS Gray,, Burnham had his horse shit like you cleaning the city, and doing what the PNC paid very little for ,,, but guess pee pee pee Gay, the job had to be done or you coliee brain dead self would be out of a job, your idols never had balls and they will always be like you, STUPID,,the only CRABDOGS in guyana is you and only you, all ya other smart coliee baboo lef and living Canada and USA ,,, only u crawling around in the mud,, Burnhan, had brains what you got , a free PapP LAP,,TOP and. Cup with nuff wataa ,,,

  6. i does laff me head off when i see politicians plowing through these flood waters like if they know anything about drainage irrigation and pumps..
    they are paper pushers and should stop this photo ops for their public relations stunt..
    Jagdeo done it before and now the donald doing it..why hire people to make these things operational ..the president does not know about it so let the hired guns do the job they are paid to do and if they dont do it then fire them.
    ask andrew the pnc crabdog crablous if you could ever see his father bunom in these floods..om used to flood when the king crab was ruling but no free independent press to report..

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