Residents of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara are peeved at the state of several roads in the community.
Large holes have transformed the streets into pools.
Kaieteur News walked through First to Sixth Streets, Cummings Lodge and spoke to residents who are pleading with the relevant authorities to repair the roads.
One woman, who is renting an apartment in the area said, “I moved in this village about one year now and haven’t seen any repairs done to these road. When I first moved in I noticed that crushed concrete blocks were used to fill up some of these holes, but these have worn away.”
Another resident explained that many times taxi drivers have refused to take her into Third Street, where she resides.
“The other night I took a taxi from Giftland Mall to here and when the taxi driver saw the road he said he was not going in there. So I disembarked the vehicle and walked in.”
Richard Persaud, who attends the University of Guyana, explained that the roads have been in a deplorable state for a number of years. He said that residents have carried out self-help work to assist with patching some of the holes in the roadway. Persaud shared that the potholes are so deep that it is difficult to navigate through them.
“We need help. For years we have been begging for these roads to be fixed. People would use cement mixture to alleviate the situation but it is not lasting. It would last for a couple weeks and then break up.”
According to residents, Cummings Lodge has become a very populated village over the years and emphasis should be placed on improving infrastructure.
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