– Silent zones to be enforced
The Ministry of Public Security, in collaboration with other various stakeholders, has taken the initiative to establish an Inter-Agency Task Force to combat noise nuisance.
Noise nuisance in Guyana has grown intolerable over the last few years. Despite efforts by law enforcement agencies, the issue is still rampant, particularity in Georgetown.
Other locations across the country are, however, not immune to noise nuisance. The numerous letters being published in the daily newspapers and posts on social media are evidence of this.
According to the Ministry yesterday, the unit was established “having recognised the right of citizens to live in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and free from undue discomfort,”
The main goal of the Task Force, according to the Coordinator, Mr Deonarine Ramaroop, is to ensure a greater enforcement of the laws/regulations on noise nuisance, which in turn will reduce the discomfort caused by noise pollution across the country.
The Task Force currently comprises representatives from the Ministry of Public Security – (Coordinating Agency); Guyana Police Force; Guyana Prison Service; Guyana Fire Service; Ministry of Natural Resources; Environmental Protection Agency; Ministry of Communities; Ministry of Public Infrastructure; Central Housing and Planning Authority; Mayor and City Council of Georgetown; and the Guyana Revenue Authority.
The key objectives of the Task Force are: enforcing existing (or create new) rules governing codes for all buildings that cater for the use of amplified sound equipment; enforcing silent zones; eliminating the proliferation of loud music in public transport vehicles; recommending amendments to laws that allows the use of available technology to establish and measure noise levels for the purpose of compliance and prosecution; curbing random and spontaneous open air and roadside “boom boxes”; and examining complaints made about industrial noise and take necessary action as deemed fit to eliminate or reduce the level of noise discomfort.
The Ministry of Public Security is urging the members of the public to work together to ensure that the environment is free from noise pollution.
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