The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, following several reports of accidents along the access roads of Mocha and Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara, with the most recent death reported on Tuesday night (April 12), has announced that one hundred street lights will be installed along these access roads.
Motorcyclist Shemroy Cave died after colliding with a horse along the Mocha Access Road and poor lighting was listed as a factor.
According to the Ministry these two areas have experienced rapid development since their creations, thus leading to increased traffic and ultimately a greater likelihood of accidents.
In this regard, the Ministry said it has taken the initiative to have sections of these access roads lit and is accelerating its planned installation of streetlights.
This project will see the installation of 100 streetlights in the two communities and is expected to improve the safety and security of the residents.
Further details on this project will be announced at a later date, the Ministry stated.