The residents of Hururu on the left bank of the Berbice River are calling on the local authorities to assist them in fixing the Kurubuku Road, their only roadway out of the community, which is rapidly deteriorating.
Deputy Toshao Leon Osborne told the News Room at the weekend that RUSAL which operates the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) agreed to maintain the road but has not been doing so for years.
“The company signed an agreement to upkeep the road to the full standard so we can [have] free access to it but poor maintenance and not upholding to the rules of the contract they signed, this is the condition we have,” Osborne told the News Room during a visit to the community.
RUSAL is using its Kurubuku pit located on the Amerindian reservation and with the suspension of its operations, the village is in need of urgent assistance to fix the road.
The road will require piles on both sides to keep it from further caving into the Berbice River.
The Deputy Toshao said there are four parts of the loom road which are affected.
The road via which students travel to the Kwakwani Secondary school is collapsing at both ends and is at a state where the driver of the school bus is refusing to ply the route.
RUSAL has fired 326 workers –almost all of its workforce – and suspended operations on February 03.
The residents and the workers are calling on the company to be ousted making way for another investor to take over the operations.