The Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Electrical Engineering Department has reported the theft of thirty-seven (37) Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Street Lights.
Eleven were stolen from Eccles Industrial Site Road, East Bank Demerara; seven from Farm Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara; another seven from Schoonard Access Road, West Bank Demerara; five from the Linden/Soesdyke Highway; three from Lombard Street, Georgetown; two from Providence Access Road, East Bank Demerara; and two fromTakuba Road Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown.
According to the Department, the replacement cost per unit amounts to seventy-three thousand Guyana dollars (GY $73,000) which will cost the Ministry two million seven hundred and one thousand Guyana dollars (GY $ 2,701,000) in total to replace all thirty-seven LED lights.
Based on the engineer’s estimate, this is quite an exorbitant amount of finance to replace the LED lights, notably, these lights were installed in November 2019 in the aforementioned areas.
The Ministry is hereby pleading with the perpetrators to refrain from committing larceny against its country; as the Government of Guyana seeks to improve safety and security on Guyana’s road network.
The general public is kindly asked to report any suspicious act of theft to the Ministry’s Public Relations Department on 592-227-0799, via Facebook Messenger at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, or via Email at [email protected].