As she continues to meet and familiarize herself with the various government and private sector officials, recently appointed United States Ambassador to Guyana, Mrs. Sarah-Ann Lynch this week visited with His Worship the Mayor of the City of Georgetown, Mr. Ubraj Narine.
The main purpose for the visit was to explore areas of collaboration between the United States of America and the Georgetown City Council. During the discourse, the Ambassador lauded the initiative of the Council to return a forfeited grant to the Embassy, which was provided to resuscitate the Stabroek Market clock.
The possible areas of collaboration discussed included: the need for capacity building for employees of the City Engineer’s and City Treasurer Departments.
Also, the importance of renewing the sister city relationships between Georgetown and other cities in the United States of America including: St Louis and Stone Crest Georgia. A sister City relationship was established with Stone Crest through Mayor Jason Lary, and Georgetown in 2018. Through the sister City relationship ranks of the Bicycle Patrol Unit of the City Constabulary Department were recipients of specialized training.
His Worship the Mayor of Georgetown highlighted the need to address the Solid Waste Management issue in the City by way of capacity building and the provision of requisite resources.
The Ambassador noted that this was just an initial visit. She further stated that the needs of the Council would be examined to determine how they fit into the context of the overarching goal of the Ambassadors programmes.