Lethem forced to buy expensive fuel from Brazil
-as Linden situation taking heavy toll on hinterland regions
Toshaos, particularly those from Regions Eight and Nine complained bitterly of the effects of the Linden unrest on economic activities in their villages.
In Region Nine, residents are forced to purchase fuel from Brazil, which is more expensive.
During the start of the National Toshaos Conference 2012 at the Guyana National Conference Centre, Liliendaal on Monday, one Toshao reported that businesses in his community will be forced to send home workers if the situation persists. They also recalled their difficult journey to Georgetown, where despite being escorted by police ranks,
they could not have come to Region Four via Linden.
Toshaos were forced to divert to Rockstone to the Sharima Landing and subsequently back to Bartica in order to reach the city. They expressed anger over the situation and reiterated their call to those responsible to resolve the situation expeditiously.
The session, according to a government release, closed with leaders discussing the adoption of a resolution calling for a speedy solution to the Linden issue.