APNU highlights faulty infrastructure works in Region One
A team from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has completed an official visit to Mabaruma, Kumaka and Wauna, in Region One, to inspect public infrastructure works being conducted in the area.
The team consisted of Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, Deputy Leader APNU and Mr. Joseph Harmon, Shadow Minister of Public Works.
During the visit to the Kumaka water front where work is being done by the Ministry of Public Works to the bank of the Aruka river, the APNU officials said that the residents in the area and business persons have complained bitterly about the quality of work being executed by the contractor, with regards to the revetment works to the water front.
The residents are angry about the waste of money on this project and the absence of the involvement of the Regional Democratic Council.
The residents have also expressed their frustration at the poorly constructed Kumaka bridge, which prevents a smooth flow of water from one side to the other side of the bridge which has resulted in the area constantly being flooded.
Residents have made several complaints about this to the RDC and Ministry of Local Government officials but nothing has been done to rectify the situation. One of the suggestions put forward by the opposition party to fix this situation, is to reconstruct the bridge and locate a larger tunnel for the water to flow beneath.