Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Guyana visited a number of run-down municipal sites in Georgetown on Friday.
The City’s Mayor, Ubraj Narine, said the tour was to allow diplomats to have a direct look at some of the main sites in the city which need developing.
The Mayor said he has been meeting with diplomatic officials since he took office and decided to show rather than tell how these sites are affecting the city.
“It’s not about only hearing but we must see, and this was urged by some of the diplomats and that is how I said let us move forward with this tour,” the Mayor said.
The Mayor said the diplomats are likely to assist with the development works that the city needs. He said follow up meetings will be conducted soon with the diplomats.
“I expect partnership from different cities in their countries and so forth; we will be meeting so that we can be able to come and have this kind of partnership of developing this city,” the Mayor said.
The sites visited on Friday included the Municipality Day Care Centre at Industrial Site; and the Stabroek Market Wharf, which is expected to be made into a boardwalk.
The other sites included the city constabulary training centre which has been closed for a number of years. The Mayor said that there are currently no training programmes ongoing for city police officers.
The Meadow Bank sluice was also visited along with the municipal abattoir.
“These sites here are the main sites in the city which really needs some development, especially the abattoir where people get their meat…it is something important for the city,” the Mayor said. He said they are looking to have the building upgraded to modern standards.
Meanwhile, the Mayor said a committee was launched recently to deal directly with the restoration of City Hall.
The mayor said he is looking forward to work with all Organisations, local and international to restore the city of Georgetown.