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Residents of Vriesland, West Bank Demerara, Say they Plan to Block Access Road on Monday

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12th of January, 2024. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: January 13, 2024 at 1:08 am

Residents of Vriesland, West Bank Demerara appeal for IMMEDIATE Roadworks!

Residents of Vriesland, West Bank Demerara, Region 4, Guyana, South America, have reached out to this publication to highlight their concerns over the deplorable state of the main access roads and are calling on the Ministry of Public Works to start reconstructing the roads.

Residents say the roads have been in a deplorable state for years and are only getting worse. Now that the rainy season has come again, residents are facing extreme difficulty getting in and out of the area. Further, the giant craters on the road are destroying vehicles.

According to the residents, this road leads to one of the sites of the Government’s Gas to Energy Project. As a result, many trucks and other heavy vehicles ply the route.

Team Guyana South America urges the relevant authorities to relieve the distress of the residents of this area by starting roadworks as soon as possible.

Update: Residents Say they Plan to Block Roads in Protest on Monday, 15th of January, 2024

Residents of Vriesland, West Bank Demerara say they are planning to block this access road in protest on Monday. The residents claim that ExxonMobil trucks and other heavy duty vehicles are destroying the roads on their way to the Gas to Energy Project site, and the government is doing nothing to remedy the situation.

Further, the residents say that there is a bitumen plant close to the village which can be easily used to fill the potholes in the road until reconstruction works can commence.

One resident told this publication that her car was unable to pass the potholes this morning as she was taking her daughter to school and as a result she had to beg a complete stranger in a 4 wheel drive vehicle to take the young girl to school…which she says was risky business and something she hated doing. The woman further relates that she is unable to do her business because her car can’t drive the road.

The deplorable state of this road is negatively affecting the lives and livelihoods of the residents of this area and they are demanding an urgent response from the Ministry of Public Works NOW.

Team Guyana South America calls on the relevant authorities to respond to this situation immediately.

We’re asking everyone who reads this to kindly share it to help it reach the eyes of the relevant authorities. Let’s look out for and help each other so that we may build a better Guyana.


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