Water & Sanitation

Cassava rushed to drought-stricken Rupununi; opposition flays govt for water shortage

Two weeks after the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance F0r Change (APNU+AFC) returned from an outreach to the Rupununi and raised concerns about a severe water shortage, President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that government was rushing large quantities of cassava to the drought-stricken region. “We brought in 500,000 pounds of cassava . It went to Deep ...

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OPINION: National ‘sweep-up’ in Georgetown ignores the drainage problem

The much-vaunted national clean-up turned out to be a disgraceful damp squib for many parts of Georgetown where the citizenry, businessowners and visitors alike cry out for that elusive long-lasting solution to the sanitation and drainage problems. The exercise on September 2, 2023 demonstrated either a cosmetic sweep-up, a failed experiment, dismally poor implementation or yet another photo opportunity. The ...

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