IAC calls for suspension of parking meter “fiasco”
The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is calling on the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) “to immediately suspend” the “disastrous” Parking Meter project in the name of “decency, national unity and social cohesion.”
The IAC is also calling on President David Granger to swiftly launch a Commission of Inquiry into this “fiasco.”
The entity says it is in agreement with the establishment of Parking Meters in Georgetown in the long term but it is not in favour of the current agreement between the M&CC and the overseas investors, Smart City Solution.
The IAC is of the firm opinion that this agreement is an egregious and exploitative one in which the vast majority of the economic benefits do not accrue to the people of Guyana but to the overseas investors instead.
The IAC is of the strong belief that the current agreement must be abrogated and that the M&CC seek out a new partner in order to ensure a much better deal for the citizens of Guyana especially those who reside in the city of Georgetown.
It further believes that an economic analysis must be carried out by an independent financial and accounting body so as to determine the feasibility of such a project and that the results of this including a cost-benefit analysis be published and presented to the people of Guyana to ensure transparency and accountability.
The IAC says it is “shocked and outraged” by the blatant and illegal actions of the M&CC and their foreign counterparts in initiating this project without having the enabling By-Laws in place to commence.
The IAC is horrified that this “Mafia-like” behaviour has resulted in the immobilization of motor vehicles including that of a former President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.