Several roads in the Ruimveldt wards of Georgetown are in deplorable condition and need urgent rehabilitation, but efforts to solicit Government intervention in respect to rehabilitation have reportedly proven futile.
Residents of West Ruimveldt’s Marigold Street were forced to place wood and small boulders thereon in an effort to deter drivers from traversing the area. When Guyana Times visited the area on Saturday, a resident disclosed that numerous complaints about the state of the road were made to the Mayor and City Council and the Public Infrastructure Ministry.
This resident said that when it rains, parents are forced to lift their children up in order to take them to school. Another resident noted that they were forced to place debris on the road to alert drivers to the dangers of the deplorable road.
At the Ruimveldt Industrial Site Area, where several private sector entities provide hundreds of jobs for a large contingent of workers, a similar situation in regard to deteriorated roads obtains, with employees being forced to navigate the
deplorable roads to reach to work. However, this situation exists only on the eastern half of the Industrial Estate Area, as roads on the western half have already been rehabilitated.
The services obtainable in this Ruimveldt Industrial Estate include distribution, bond storage, hardware materials for purchase, and motor vehicle body work and repairs.
Some of the businesses in the area include Distribution Services Limited (DSL), Thriving Auto-body and Repair Shop, E-Networks Inc, Twins Manufacturing, and storage bonds belonging to Kissoons, Banks DIH Limited, and Sunfoods.