By Indrawattie Natram
Most of the bitumen and pitch roads as well as bridges leading to almost all the villages in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are in deplorable condition which has left several residents complaining.
Villagers living particularly in Suddie Housing Scheme, Anna Regina, Golden Fleece Estate, Perseverance Estate, Zorg, Affiance, Lima Housing Scheme and Red Lock are calling on the Region Two Administration to immediately execute maintenance works on the access roads and bridges.
According to People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Ranjeev Singh, the road leading to the Perseverance estate has become impassable and residents have resorted to walking. “Imagine I reported this twice at the RDC and nothing has been done, car drivers have parked their vehicles, the street has too many potholes and this is creating mechanical issues for drivers,” Singh said.
Golden Fleece Estate residents have also reported several roads and bridges in their area are deteriorating. The residents reported that streets had huge potholes and motorists were finding it difficult to traverse.
At the recent statutory meeting for the Region Two RDC, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Councillor Naitram also reported the same. As such, he called on the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Rupert Hopkinson to set up a maintenance crew to repair and maintain the roads before they deteriorate any further.
He also said that reports were made several months ago in relation to the condition of the roads and to date, nothing has been done. Naitram is of the view that due to the slow response from those in charge at the administrative level, it is costing the Administration more money to re-do roads given the damage accumulated over time.