Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill has assured residents of Kwakwani, Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region 10), that Government will continue to make provisions for their health and safety as they enduring the floods.
Minister Edghill gave this assurance as he wrapped up his emergency response visit to the Region on Monday.
“President [Dr. Mohamed Irfaan] Ali has mandated that his Cabinet make sure that we reach out and connect with the people, wherever they are and especially those being affected by recent flooding…
“We will have to do an assessment of damages as a result of the flood and the high waters but in the immediate term, we want to be able to get food to you because if you can’t go to your farm to get food, how will you eat? Your Government is sensitive and responsive, your needs are very important and of much concern to us.”
Heavy rainfall, coupled with the overflowing of the Berbice River in Region 10 over the last 15 days left several communities in Kwakwani inundated. These include Waterfront, Waterfront Road, Ladern’s Ville, Hururu Mission and Wikki-Kalkuni.
In Linden, areas such as Speightland, Block 42 Lower Amelia’s Ward, Kara Kara, Rockstone, Mackenzie and Wismar have also been affected.
On Saturday, President Ali visited Kwakwani and several other areas across the regions to get a first-hand look at the devastation. The President has also dispatched a team of Government Ministers to areas experiencing severe flooding.
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