A Tuschen resident who has lodged many complaints with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Tuschen\Uitvlugt NDC of the stench produced by a herd of cows owned by his eastern neighbour is outraged.
According to Mohamed Wahid of 10 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, his eastern neighbour, Abdul Wahad, has been herding cows for the past 18-plus years with no apparent respect for health hazards and issues that affect the neighbourhood.
Wahid said that he has penned letters to the Environmental Protection Agency and to the Neighbourhood Democratic Council who both recommended that his neighbour’s practice constituted serious health issues. The NDC gave the cattle farmer 14 days to rectify the situation. However, the order was toothless and produced no results. The man further said the relevant authorities and organisations in Guyana never produce results, only excuses.
“The cows are not penned up; there is stagnant water in his yard and drains which breed mosquitoes. “In the nights it is very hot but I can’t even open the windows since the stench could kill,” Wahid said. He further said that his neighbour would even bury dead cows in his yard with no consideration for anyone but himself.
When the EPA was contacted, a representative said that a complaint was lodged by Mohamed Wahid this month and inspection would be done after a compilation of the various complaints.
In addition, EPA representatives would make the necessary visits and recommendations.
This newspaper tried contacting the NDC but failed.
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