September 29, 2016

Annadale/Riverstown residents welcome intervention to clear trenches

A trench at Golden Fleece that was cleared

A trench at Golden Fleece that was cleared

BY: INDRAWATTIE NATRAM

Residents living within the Annandale/Riverstown, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Neighbourhood Democratic Council have expressed gratitude towards Region Two and the overseer of the NDC for their timely intervention in cleaning of the clogged drains and trenches in their areas.

Residents living within the villages of Golden Fleece, Perseverance, Abrams Zuil, Zorg, Suddie, and Johanna Cecilia had previously raised concerns with Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt about poor drainage and irrigation in the areas. The chairman along with several People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) councillors at the RDC statutory meetings for January and February had raised the issues where recommendations were made.

PPP/C councillor Brain Persaud had raised issue concerning the non-payment of trench cleaners which was the result of the trenches not being cleaned. This have since been rectified by Region Two REO, Rupert Hopkinson.

In addition, a hymac was sent to villages clearing and cleaning clogged drains and trenches. Residents have since showered praises on the Region Two RDC for collectively addressing the problems previously raised.

The trenches in several communities were clogged for quite some time and despite several reports to NDC nothing was done. The machine was always said to be unavailable at that time to carry out the exercise.

Residents said the cleaning of the drains and trenches will avoid flooding when the rainy period commences.

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