His Worship Pt Ubraj Narine this morning commended the ongoing collaboration between the Guyana Police Force and Guyana Fire Service as the city administration conducts the clean-up of Bourda Market and its environs.
Mayor Narine noted that the clean-up exercise was discussed and approved by the Council over a year ago as a part of its COVID response and ongoing sanitation efforts. Unfortunately, petty political manoeuvrings resulted in a delay in its execution but its realization today is evidence of the potential of collaboration that exists.
His Worship commended the efforts of Acting Town Clerk Vanessa Simon Brown whom he stated has coordinated the exercise well. The Acting Town Clerk advised that the clean-up exercise will continue for the entire day following which there will be a briefing with vendors in the area in the coming week.
Acting Town Clerk Vanessa Simon Brown indicated that His Worship Mayor Narine had visited the Bourda Market and highlighted several issues. She stated that during her interactions and visits she noted some infractions which she has committed to addressing as well. The exercise today was aimed at ensuring that the markets are sanitized, and vendors are reminded about the rules which govern their activity.
Councillor Ivelaw Henry was present at the exercise and expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing work. He indicated that much work can be done by the vendors to separate garbage into organic and inorganic which can have further value. He committed to examining the possibilities for separation that are available and possible collaborations.
His Worship stressed that the City of Georgetown must be maintained through collaborative effort, no one entity can do it alone. He stated that much more can be done and called on the Government to collaborate with the Council to improve the services and lives of all Guyanese.