29th of October, 2021. Region 9, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: October 29, 2021 at 16:05 pm
We recently posted an article calling on the relevant authorities to relocate an asphalt plant which is operation along Lethem’s commercial road. Unfortunately, the article has attracted some inappropriate comments. Some people are saying that the asphalt plant was there since 2018, and was erected under the rule of the coalition government, and have questioned why “only now” an issue is being made about it.
We wish to reiterate that this is not a political issue, nor is highlighting this error an attack on the Guyana Government. This is about representing the rights of the Guyanese and safeguarding the health of the citizens of this country – which, in this context, is under grave threat.
The citizens who reached out to us to write this article are from varied political backgrounds – most are PPP/C supporters and some are apolitical. And yes, they did make complaints under the APNU/AFC government. Unfortunately, their words fell on deaf ears. As such, the residents, at the end of their wits, are stepping up their game in reaching out to the media to highlight this issue.
The fact that the previous administration made a blunder does not bar the current government from correcting it – especially since they are being called upon to do so now. In fact, it is their constitutional and moral duty to safeguard the well being of the citizens – and especially so if it was put in jeopardy by an an act of the previous administration. In this regards, the current government, in rectifying the problem, would have an opportunity to prove that it is more caring than the previous one.