Home News GWI staff sexually, physically assaulted in Corentyne
The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) in Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) in a statement revealed that two of its employees were assaulted on separate occasions by residents while on a meter-reading assignment.
It was revealed that the first incident occurred on Monday when a female field staff who is attached to GWI’s Chesney office was clenched by the breast before being pushed out of a customer’s yard.
This publication understands that when the fieldworker visited the customer’s home in the village of Toopoo, Albion, Corentyne, she called out and a male came out holding his dog to give way for the field staff to enter.
“While conducting her duties, a second male appeared, hurling profanities and stating that he doesn’t want any APNU/AFC people in his yard. The male then cradled the GWI staff by the breasts and pushed her out of the yard,” the water company in a release stated.
The employee was later instructed to make a Police report and visited the Albion Police Station but she was referred to the Whim Police station which deals with sexual offences matters.
Moreover, in a separate incident, on Wednesday, another field staff was physically assaulted by a customer while conducting meter-reading in the village of Maida in the Corentyne.
It was reported that the GWI fieldworker was prevented from opening the meter box by the customers placing their feet on the meter. He was later pushed, and his cellular phone was thrown to the ground.
A report has also been filed at the Whim Police Station as investigations are ongoing.