As Guyana prepares for the state visit of Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, the capital city has received a facelift. Town Clerk (ag) Sharon Harry said even though clean-up campaigns are quite regular, this one is larger and quite special.

“We would’ve been cleaning but this here is a special clean-up because, of course, Council [Georgetown Mayor & City Council] would’ve been doing as much as it could with limited resources. So, I am happy with this intervention of the government. That would allow for Georgetown to continue being in the green state that it’s in,” she noted.

Harry said she will speak with Georgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine, to ensure stricter measures are put in place so that the city is kept clean. Reflecting on the ‘We can do it’ campaign in 2015, which saw the installation of garbage bins around the city, Harry said persons began to encourage each other to stop littering. She is optimistic that the same will occur this time around.

The acting Town Clerk highlighted, “One of the things we need to look at is…ensuring it is kept in this condition…we know people like to litter, we have to concentrate on raising awareness, as it relates to littering.”

Areas being cleaned include the Promenade Gardens, Non-Aligned Monument, Carifesta Avenue, along the Avenue of the Republic, all the Avenues in central Georgetown, public buildings, the 1763 Monument, and Princes Street.

The exercise was a collaborative effort of the Mayor and City Council, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL Inc.), and the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).



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