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Town Clerk ag Candace Nelson visits Bourda Market on security issues

Town Clerk ag Candace Nelson on Friday April 8, 2022 visited Bourda Market following reports of break-ins at stalls. 

The Town Clerk ag along with Clerk of the Markets Sherlock Lovell, Chief Constable Virjanand Gafur and officers of the Municipality engaged with stallholders on the security of the market. 

Ms Nelson indicated that the Council has entered into an agreement with the Guyana Police Force to support its enforcement initiatives in the Markets and key areas of the City. She expressed that this was done to address issues such as these to ensure that vendors and citizens feel safe as they conduct business.

Additionally, Ms Nelson spoke with the vendors reminding them of the need to ensure the area is kept tidy and adherence to the space agreement to avoid challenges of enforcement and disruption in the market. 

The Town Clerk assured the vendors that the incident is of priority and through the Chief Constable and officers of the Council relevant interventions will be made.