Stop storing construction material on road shoulders – Armogan warns of charges for defiance

Material being stored on the roadway for construction purposes

Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Chairman David Armogan has issued a warning to contractors, telling them that they will be placed before the courts if they utilise the road shoulders to store construction material.
The warning came as he addressed the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Thursday at the body’s monthly statutory meeting.
The warning comes on the heels of a teenager losing his life last weekend after a vehicle toppled after coming into contact with sand being stored on the road shoulder along the East Coast Berbice public road by a contractor.
The Police had issued a release saying that the vehicle was proceeding west on the southern drive lane, allegedly at a fast rate of speed, when the driver lost control and collided with a heap of sand on the southern side of the road, which caused the vehicle to topple several times and end up on the southern side of the road.
The crash resulted in the death of 19-year-old Marvin Ishmile of Betsy Ground, East Canje.
Armogan in making mention of the accident, which occurred last Sunday, pointed out that many contractors in the region are in the habit of storing materials along the road shoulders.
“Get some empty land and store your material there. We will be contacting the Police and we will be working with them,” he told the RDC.
“Don’t store your construction material on the road shoulders. You will be charged,” he continued while adding that many of the contractors who are executing Government projects in the region have been storing materials for construction along the road shoulders and in some instances along the shoulders of highways. (G4)