September 26, 2016

Why is City Hall making the City more congested?

Dear Editor,

For as long as I can remember, the shoulder of Orange Walk east of the Bourda Market and close to Regent Street, was always kept for parking to facilitate shopping in that facility but more importantly it was used by the stall holders to offload their goods particularly meat. And this was before we had a fraction of the vehicular traffic that we have now fighting for the same very limited space.

Regrettably, the current administration of the Council, in their voracity for money, has completely ignored the need by the stallholders and the need by shoppers to park their vehicles at a reasonable and safe distance from the market and has decided to erect a mini shopping mall in this area, on the shoulder of the road and has given the spaces out to their friends without any public consultation or offer of the spaces to interested individuals.

Why this has been allowed by the Central Housing and Planning Authority, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Fire Service one would never know, but this is another unwise decision by the Council that is based on corruption, favouritism and profiteering.

The Government of Guyana should take a look at this poor decision that is further congesting our capital and have it broken down the same way City Hall breaks down unauthorised buildings in the city,

Regards,

Mark Roopan

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