City businesses suffer millions in losses – Mayor

…Task Force assembled to assess impact in flooding

Mayor of Georgetown, Pandit Ubraj Narine has reported that businesses in the capital city suffered millions in losses as a result of the current flooding.

The Mayor and his team are visiting various wards of Georgetown to assess the damage done by floodwaters and meet with affected residents. Narine has reported that stores on Regent Street, Guyana’s premier shopping district have been completely flooded out.

The Mayor and his team are also expected to visit Albouystown, Prashad Nagar and other affected areas within the city.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Works has dispatched engineers and technical officers to assess the situation in Georgetown in light of heavy rainfall over the past few hours.

An inter-agency Task Force comprising of representatives from the Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Public Works, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority and the Mayor and City Council has already been established.

The Ministry wishes to assure the general public that everything is being done to ensure that the risk of damage and interference to homes and businesses are minimized.