There seems to be a trend in and around Georgetown, whereby couple of youths with a horse drawn cart filled with bricks, would converge upon a patch of bad road where there is heavy vehicular traffic, they would then stop the vehicles and seek donations. The seemingly young men are between the ages of 16 -25 years old.
These youths would be on roads such as the access road leading to Sophia from UG road, Lamaha Street, Georgetown, and others in and around the Capital City.
The Guyana Daily News spoke to one group of the men on Wednesday and enquired about their activities, they said that “it’s a way of making money, we wuking, Granger not providing jobs.” When asked if this was authorized by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, they were no answers.
Drivers are expressing concerns about this new development and are in fear when they are being stopped by these young men who would usually have hammers in their hands. It was also observed that while the horse drawn cart is loaded with stones, no work is actually being done.
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, told Guyana Daily News that the Ministry did not authorized the activity, but notes that he does not see anything illegal with it either, the Minister noted that the youths are making a “hussle” that there is no law that is being broken in the process.