Stalled Bartica road works cause concern
Residents of the Bartica/Potaro Road from One to Five Miles are disheartened by the lackadaisical approach now being adopted by the assigned personnel who are effecting the necessary resurfacing works to the thoroughfare. They are lagging by schedule.
Since September 7 , last, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Region Seven Administration and the delegation of residents and commuters, only crusher run materials have been dumped at certain strategic areas on the thoroughfare.
A drain was also dug between the One to Five Miles area , but for the past week no more works have been done.
Bartica residents, including bus operators, had protested the state of the road, forcing the administration to address the matter with some urgency.
However, there appears to be a lull in activity much to the disappointment of the residents.
Spokesperson for the delegation of residents, Micah Williams, told this newspaper that he is being bombarded by residents who are concerned that the works appear to be halted despite the commitment given by the regional administration.
Williams also said that, to date , no copy of the road resurfacing works contract has been given to the group , and despite an assurance, no machinery is on site to disperse the crusher run materials that was dumped on the thoroughfare some 10 days ago.
He added that if the situation continues, he would be seeking to meet with the Region Seven officials to discuss ways of pushing ahead with the road works by Friday of this week.
If no deal is reached, there is the likelihood that the protest actions will resume.
Commuters and residents who are directly affected by the current state of the road are all anxiously awaiting the moment when they can enjoy full use of a commercially durable One to Five Miles Road. (Edward A. Persaud).