Two more contractors begin works under Clean – up Campaign

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A cleared portion of Le Repentir cemetery. [GINA Photo]
A cleared portion of Le Repentir cemetery. [GINA Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two contractors under the “Clean-Up My Country” Programme commenced executing their scope of works in various parts of Georgetown.

The Guyana Prison Service commenced de-bushing block 7 of Le Repentir, and Desmond Anderson who won the bid to repair three sluices in Georgetown has commenced works.

The Prison Service is tasked with cutting down the overgrown vegetation, weeding the grass and removing of all bushes in the assigned block of the cemetery which is bounded by Broad Street to the North, Sussex Street to the South, Louisa Row to the East and St. Stephen’s Street to the South.

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has provided the Prison Service with tools, safety gear, first aid kit and water. The contract is expected to come to an end on October 15, 2014.

Replacement of planks, applying of tar and emulsion paint to the wooden gates are some of the works which will be completed at the sluices.

 Inmates of the Georgetown Prison clearing the overgrown bushes at Le Repentir cemetery. [GINA Photo]
Inmates of the Georgetown Prison clearing the overgrown bushes at Le Repentir cemetery. [GINA Photo]
“Clean-Up My Country” is a programme undertaken by the Government of Guyana to enhance the aesthetics of the country and Georgetown, and to assist in the better management of the garbage crises in various parts of the capital city by improving the capacity of the Mayor and City Council.

The programme is also aimed at providing direct employment for residents within each community.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]

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  1. Cemetery? That’s not even a burial ground, that is a “bering grung” we have lost our pride so long ago. When you see cemeteries in the first world, you don’t mind dying. Even dem jumbie move out from Le Repentir.

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