GRA vehicle wrecks Lethem taxi
Some three weeks ago Desmond Adams was operating his taxi in Lethem when his car was involved in a collision with a vehicle owned by the Guyana Revenue Authority.
Adams told this newspaper that he was coming into Guyana from the Takutu bridge area when the incident occurred.
The man said that he noticed the GRA vehicle coming along a one way road that leads to the bridge at full speed.
“I see this vehicle coming at a speed and when he near reach me he try pulling in de corner because the road only mek fuh one-way traffic; it only got space for single lane traffic,”.
According to Adams, the GRA vehicle, despite his efforts to avoid a collision, hit him. The man said that the matter was immediately reported to Deputy Commissioner General, Clement Sealy.
Adams said Mr. Sealy told him that the vehicle was attempting to stop traffic to facilitate the crossing of a container truck.
The man said he was faithfully promised that the matter will be forwarded to the GRA head office the following day and that plans will be made to have his vehicle brought to the city for repairs at the expense of the GRA.
However some three weeks later Adams said he has not been contacted and no one at the GRA office in Georgetown seems to be aware of his plight.
“From what I gather, Mr. Sealy ducking this matter…but all the time I suffering. I got the bank to pay back I got six children and all the time me vehicle deh hold up.”
The man said that his insurance company even contacted the GRA but was not given any proper response. Adams said that the bank has also sought to confirm the information with the GRA but to no avail.
When contacted yesterday Head of the GRA Khurshid Sattaur said, “I deh home. This is wha yall call me fuh? This is wha y’all gone to? Kaieteur News gone to de dogs… Tell Adam Harris I seh grow up.”