Do we really need airstrips in Wakenaam and Leguan?
Kindly permit me a space in your news letter column to ask the honourable minister, Mr. Robeson Benn a very important question.
Mr. Minister, Why is there a need for an airstrip in Wakenaam and Leguan?
Wakenaam and Leguan are two lovely and peaceful Islands located in the Essequibo River where rice and ground provision farming and coconut picking are the main sources of income for many if not all residents. It is therefore correct to assume Mr. Minister that the most dangerous ‘thing’ that can happen to a person on these two islands is a snake bite. So Mr. Minister don’t you think that it will be more efficient and economical if the hospitals on these islands are upgraded? Mr. Minister a mistake would have already been made with reference to the construction of a $54.4M airstrip in Wakenaam.
I therefore beg of you and our government to consider what is being articulated in this missive and don’t make the same mistake on the Island of Leguan.
Ganesh A Mahipaul