Georgetown flooded, funds at City Hall dry

On Monday, several communities were inundated as a result of heavy rains during the night. Several streets in and around the Capital City were also flooded.

Work was done in communities such as West Ruimveldt, South and a number of other surrounding villages, but, flooding seems to never end for these communities. As a matter of fact, Georgetown’s Mayor, Patricia Chase Green, visited several affected area to have a first-hand look at the situation, the Mayor urged that resident to desist from throwing garbage in drains and canals. However, when Guyana Daily News visited some areas in the city at mid-day, the water could be seen receeding. 

 

City hall received funds for the cleaning the capital city from central Georgetown, but, millions of dollars could not be accounted for by the City’s treasurer. $300 million was allotted in 2015 for this purpose, $52.1M was spent for debushing the Le Repentir Cemetery and $241.6M for the restoration of Georgetown, but, no evidence of receipt or payee acknowledgement for $750,000 to a contractor for weeding and desilting of drains and clearing of trees and bushes. The Public Accounts Committee heard. As a result, a forensic audit is intended for that organization.

 

 

 


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