Wakenaam residents could expect relief to ferry woes soon – T&HD



By Kurt Campbell

20130129ferry[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Manager of the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) Marclene Merchant is assuring residents of Wakenaam, Region Three that an end to their ferry woes, stemming from an irregular schedule would be possible come Monday, April 7.

Residents and businesses had complained that the absence of a steady and reliable service between Wakenaam and Supenaam over the last few days was unbearable and bad for business.

“Can you imagine if someone from the coast want to come with their vehicle to Wakenaam or Wakenaam resident want to go Essequibo with their vehicle this can no longer happen… can someone ease this suffering… imagine a sick person who have to use the services of an ambulance to go either suddie or GPHC” one resident questioned.

Merchant in explaining the situation said that the ferry which operated the Parika – Bartica route was in dock. As such the Malali was forced to ply the Parika, Bartica, Wakenaam and the Leguan route.

The Malali subsequently encountered a problem and was operating on one engine and as such operations were slowed.

Merchant told iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) that the Malali is back on two engines and the other has come out of docking and as such service is expected to return to normal schedule by Monday.



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