APNU says flooding is a failure of governance.

APNU says flooding is a failure of governance.

The Opposition coalition group, A Partnership for National Unity on Thursday lambasted the government of Guyana over the severe flooding that has gripped several parts of the nation’s capital following heavy rainfall.

In a statement, the APNU said the flooding of wide swaths of coastal communities in Guyana is a clear indication that the Peoples Progressive Party Civic administration has failed to address infrastructure, environmental and agriculturalĀ  development in a comprehensive manner. According to the party, “this is also a clear manifestation of the failure of the local government system.”

TheĀ APNU believes the situation could best be described as an environmental catastrophe.

“APNU calls on President Donald Ramotar, The Minister of Local Government, Mr. Norman Whitaker, the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. Robeson Benn, and the Minister Responsible for the Environment, Mr. Robert Persaud to immediately take action to alleviate this catastrophe. APNU affirms that this flooding is a failure of governance”, the party statement said.

Citizens of Georgetown in Guyana woke up on Thursday to rising flood waters all across the city and the Hydromet Office is predicting more heavy rainfall for the rest of Thursday.

Overnight heavy showers pounded the Guyana coastland and the city bringing rising flood waters with it. The Ministry of Education quickly announced the closure of all schools in the City and other parts of Region 4 as well as in Regions 2 and 3.


Filed: 20th November 2014

You must be logged in to post a comment Login