One month later, M&CC still awaiting “green light” from MPI

first_imgOne month after the Town Clerk announced that the commencement of the Stabroek Market wharf’s restoration is awaiting the “green light” of the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green said she is reiterating the same.Chase Green told Guyana Times that the Council was unable to carry out the project on its own and so the assistance of the Public Infrastructure Ministry was solicited. However, they are yet to give the “go ahead” for construction to begin at the deteriorated structure.“We’re working with the Ministry of Infrastructure. City Hall alone cannot do it. We’re doing works with the Ministry of Infrastructure and it will be looked at, at the earliest opportunity,” she related.At the beginning of the year, Town Clerk Royston King had announced that there will be a “massive upgrade” at the facility.However, when this publication visited the area on Monday last, no work had yet commenced and vendors registered their disappointment at the delay in restoration.Meanwhile, during the latter part of June, King had declared that the Mayor and City Council requested the assistance of the Public Infrastructure Ministry and is still waiting on the “go ahead” to begin the rehabilitation on the Stabroek Market Wharf.King acknowledged the deterioration of the wharf and so related that preparations are being made to have the vendors relocated, while further highlighting that the market office will be temporarily transferred to the Kitty Market.Vendors at the Stabroek Market wharf and its environs have complained bitterly about the condition of the facility where they have to ply their trade.last_img read more