27th of January, 2021 @ 2PM. Georgetown, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: January 27, 2021 at 14:28 pm
Earlier today, we published an article that the cutting down of the rubber trees along the famous Rubber Walk in Mabaruma was underway.
The news has apparently reached Minister Nigel Dharamlall who responded by calling for a halt to the tree-cutting exercise in Region 1.
Statement from Hon. Nigel Dharamlall
Jan. 27, 2021
It was brought to my attention that the Mabaruma Town Council began cutting the rubber trees that are in the path of a road which was slated for construction since the last Government. I was also informed that the consultation done under the last administration had agreement for the tress to be cut.
I have since instructed the Mayor and Regional Chair of the following:
1. Stop cutting the trees.
2. Publish the results of the consultation done under the last government with the names of persons and bodies participating.
3. Discuss with the Ministry of Public Works the best engineering solution to have the road constructed with the trees remaining.