The rehabilitation work on the Kitty Market will be completed by November 1, 2016, Town Clerk Royston King disclosed at Monday’s statutory meeting of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC).
The rehabilitation of the Kitty Market began earlier this year, and the announced deadline at the time was before Guyana’s Independence Jubilee on May 26. However, construction halted, causing many persons to speculate that the M&CC had become cash-strapped and was unable to pay contractors for the restoration. This was later confirmed by the Mayor, Patricia Chase Green.
At the meeting on Monday, King expressed appreciation towards the stall owners who have patiently been awaiting the completion of the Market. “I wish to express my gratitude to all the cooperation and understanding of the stallholders who continue to wait to restart their businesses in that facility.”
The Town Clerk further highlighted that a total of 178 new applications for stalls at the Kitty Market have been received by the M&CC to date.
To this end, Mayor Chase Green asserted that until they were certain that there was enough space to accommodate the original stall owners, new applications for stalls would not be accepted.