I would like to bring your attention the beautiful Charity waterfront and its lovely wharf. Look at the condition of this thing. I’m calling on the Ministry of Public Works. Year come, year go, budget pass for this, budget pass for that, and still this wharf, which is a main point in Essequibo, a main thoroughfare for residents of Pomeroon, Moruca and other locations, is still in a deplorable condition.
Not only is it deplorable but also unsafe and a safety hazard. Ministry of Tourism, y’all wanna promote tourism in Guyana and you heavily focus on the hinterland regions for that wilderness adventure experience. All well and good, but look at this wharf. Look at it. Tourists who plan to visit tourism sites like Santa Rosa or home of the harpy eagle, Warapoka, must use this same route to get there. What would you do or how would you feel if one or more of your tourists injured themselves on this rickety death trap?
Now, being a hindrance to tourism and loss of valuable revenue is bad enough, but think of the common people. Men, women, and children ply this route everyday. Farmers with their produce, teachers, police officers, nurses, doctors and numerous other tax paying people pass through here on a daily basis. Is this what we get for paying taxes?
On top of that, Ministry of Education, what about our children? Our children who are the future, the leaders of tomorrow, are forced to use this skeleton of a once beautiful wharf. Think about the children. The possibility of a child/children being injured on this thing is great.
If it were your children, you would have promptly done something about it. Just have a heart and think about the children.
All in all, I’m calling on the government of Guyana to look into this thing and put in the next budget to build a new wharf promptly. Respectfully I say, cut the crap and look after the interests of the good people of Charity and also region one.
Stop neglecting us. We need a new wharf.
Reader, please share this so it can reach the right set of individuals who will be able to give us a new wharf.
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