Edghill fixes Stabroek drainage woes but thumps City Hall’s neglect

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While calling on the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to do its job, Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill on Tuesday ordered his engineers to address drainage issues at the Stabroek Market, downtown Georgetown.

Edghill visited the Stabroek Market area where vendors were complaining about flooding, due to clogged drains and a broken valve, which regulates the water flow, a press release from his office noted.

According to the release, Edghill immediately ordered his Special Projects Unit to intervene and conduct the maintenance works, which he said was a direct neglect of duties by the M&CC.

“[The] Mayor and City Council needs to do their job. They are collecting revenue and are not functioning as they should, especially in the markets. What are they doing with taxpayers’ money? We are doing Albouystown and other projects already on their behalf presently,” Edghill said.

Minister Edghill assessing ongoing works in Eleazar, Durban Backlands (Ministry of Public Works photo/December 15, 2020)

Minister Edghill also conducted a visit to the Transport and Harbour’s Goods Wharf on Water Street, Georgetown where he urged the ground staff to enforce the wearing of masks and social distancing.

He also inspected a new generator ready to sail to Region One.  Over at in Durban Backlands, Minister Edghill inspected ongoing construction work at Eleazar, Phase 2.

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