His Worship Pt Ubraj Narine along with Assistant City Engineer Kabila Hollingsworth are on the ground monitoring the kokers and sluices in the municipality.
His Worship indicated that he was satisfied with the efforts to remove water which has accumulated during the recent rains. He noted that the Council, as well as NDIA and the Ministry of Agriculture, have cleared and cleaned a number of main canals in anticipation of the rainy season to reduce flooding in the city.
Mayor Narine stated that maintaining the drainage of the city requires collaboration between agencies rather than conflict. He noted that the city is critical and continues to play a pivotal role in Guyana’s transformation.
The Mayor thanked the attendants and engineers and called for a multi-stakeholder initiative between the Municipality and Government to enhance the relationship as well as chart a course for the modernization of the drainage system in Georgetown. A number of koker channels have become clogged up over years of non-operation and can assist in the efforts to alleviate flooding in the city.
Citizens are encouraged to do their part in keeping the city clean. Report any suspicious activity to the City Constabulary or the nearest police station.