Scrap metal scavengers stealing historic High Court fence
Scrap metal scavengers in the city seem to be familiar with the old Keith Lynn song, “A little piece at a time.”
That’s exactly the way the thieves have been carting off sections of the historic fencing around the hallowed High Court.
This has not escaped the eyes of some legal professionals.
Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall yesterday expressed deep concern over the case of the disappearing fence.
According to the Minister, the High Court Registrar is responsible as the Chief Executive Officer for the day to day running of the court. He said this includes the management of its assets.
Nandlall told Kaieteur News that the court compound has 24 hour security watch, courtesy of ranks from the Guyana Police Force.
He said that this occurrence should not be happening because of the consistent police presence. The Attorney General said that he has expressed his concern to the Registrar and hopes that it is addressed speedily.
Other senior officials of the High Court are also upset that the original fencing was being destroyed for “scrap metal”.
One senior official told Kaieteur News that more emphasis needs to be placed on securing the nation’s history.
According to the official, persons who are entrusted to maintain these historic sites should definitely pay more interest to them.
“Whenever you go around the Caribbean or elsewhere persons take pride in their history…their buildings and monuments are well kept” the official stated.
Efforts yesterday to contact the persons in charge proved futile.
Chief Justice Ian Chang had stated that he had seen the damaged fence and had raised the issue.