As the Government of Guyana presses the Georgetown City Council to suspend the parking meter contract, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is making it clear that it has not entered any agreement with the City Council or the company for the parking meters, that would allow the installation of parking meters on roads that are under the control of the Public Infrastructure Ministry.
In a statement, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure noted that in accordance with the Roads Act, Chapter 51:01 of the Laws of Guyana, several roads within the city of Georgetown, have been declared to be public roads and therefore fall strictly under the purview of the Ministry.
“The Ministry wishes to clarify that it has not entered into any agreement neither has it given permission to the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown nor Smart City Solutions to erect parking meters along the aforementioned public roads. The public should therefore be guided accordingly”, the statement said.
The statement came on the same day that the Movement Against Parking Meters continued its protest, pressing the Council to revoke the parking meter contract completely.
See List of roads below that fall under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and therefore should not have any parking meters installed.