We, the members of the Hauraruni community, would like to share a story of a tragic moment with your readers.
It was a sad morning for us on Tuesday 12th June, 2018, when we were awakened to witness one of our most cherished buildings, the Hauraruni Multi-Purpose Hall, in flames. Our hearts were filled with sadness and our eyes with tears, but this didn’t stop our unity in fighting to contain the fire.
Men and women, boys and girls rushed from their homes with buckets in an effort to throw water, while some took the risk of using ladders to access the roof of the building in an attempt to contain the fire. It is only because of our unity and courageousness that we were able to save about sixty percent of the said building. Millions went up in flames, yet we are thankful that there were neither injuries nor casualties.
Nevertheless, what was even more heartrending is to realize that after contacting the Guyana Fire Service – located approximately 20 minutes away from our location – that came to our rescue, the tender was unable to reach the location all because of a bad access road leading in to the community from the Linden Highway.
Questions were raised among community members as it relates to why they are being denied by the Government of Guyana to grant their request which was made via letters and meetings with government officials after being established as a community over 30 years.
For too long we have been witnessing other communities less populated than us – who also have been established decades after us – are having proper access roads, which we know for a fact is of a bigger budget compared to the estimated budget for our road. (Our road is approximately one and a half kilometres long)
To the Minister and Ministry of Public Infrastructure, we would like to inform you that we have not been a violent people who protest. Thus, we are calling on you this day to open your ears and listen to us, and open your eyes and look at us, for the time has come when we should be denied no more, and our plea should be granted for a proper access road as citizens of this country.
Given the fact that our community comprises an all-age school, a girls’ home, a health centre, a Missionary Training Centre, it clearly shows that we are a community preparing our people (nation) for a better Guyana.
Thanks in anticipation for your consideration in meeting us and moving forward.
Members of Hauraruni Community
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