Power woes, bad roads among issues raised at Belle West

Power woes, bad roads and noise nuisance were among several issues raised by residents of Belle West on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD) in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) during a meeting with Minister within the Public Works Ministry, Deodat Indar.

The deplorable state of one of the roads at Belle West, West Bank Demerara (WCD)

Indar visited the community on Tuesday after receiving a letter from a frustrated resident, who vented about the various problems facing residents in the area.
According to one resident, “We have a problem of snakes running villagers on the road when they walk. There’s a lot (of) snakes in the village.”
One of the main issues was the deplorable state of the roads. “Well, the road in the community is affecting the people them, because when rain falling them cannot get to walk, they have to walk through people tract,” a resident explained.
The Public Works Minister has assured residents that rehabilitation works will be conducted on some 394 metres of road.
Indar also addressed concerns raised by residents pertaining to electricity, drainage, water quality and pressure, crime, noise nuisance, and land titling.
According to the residents some 75 farmers have been attempting to uplift land titles for some time now in Belle East.
Indar explained that he would discuss the matter with Agriculture Minister Zulkifar Mustapha in order for him to make for an intervention.
Meanwhile, with regards to the water pressure and quality, Indar has said he would relate this matter to the Housing and Water Ministry.
After receiving the numerous complaints from residents, Indar met with a senior rank of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in Region Three, to address the issue of noise nuisance and other crime-related matters.