Tensions boil over as M&CC moves to demolish Bourda stalls

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Demolished stalls at Bourda
Demolished stalls at Bourda

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Tensions are running high with vendors at the Bourda Market after the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) early Monday morning demolished several stalls along the Bourda Street roadway as part of its efforts to demolish the Bedford Building on Charlotte street.

The move by the council comes after weeks of protests by the vendors who claimed that the reason provided by City Hall for their removal was not solid.

One of the protest actions was staged outside of the Ministry of the Presidency which houses the offices of the President, Prime Minister and Minister of State.Bourda 1

Reports reaching iNews indicate that bulldozers moved in on the stalls just after 5:00AM on Monday September 07, laying waste to several stalls on the perimeters of the Bedford building.

Vendors claim that they have been using the paves to conduct business for some 39 years and the sudden move by the City Council has put them in dire straits.

The vendors are also upset given that their goods were in the stalls at the time of the demolishing and have now been reduced to mere debris. Losses by the vendors are estimated to reach into the millions.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The government told you guys to vote for them and that there will be changes if they won the election … so they did …….and what you get is changes so screw you guys we get what we want and it’s time for a change LMFAO ………. “POLITICAL PARTIES NEVER SPEAK THE TRUTH”

  2. There should have been much more inter-action and communication from the City Council to the vendors. They should have been given all re-assurances that the dislocatin is only temporary. Added to that, the Vendors should have been given alternative locations to carry on their businesses.

  3. I think that the actions of city council was long over due, i can just hope that the can remodel the entire Bourda market square and keep its environment looking as tho we’re a nation of cleanliness. Looking forward for more change of this nature country wide.

  4. Had the PPPC done this the same mayor for life Green would have had the same vendors taking to the streets. G/town might be alight too.

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