Famed Guyanese Folk Singer, Dave Martins, has added his voice, in song, to the ongoing protest against parking meters in Georgetown.
In a witty remix of an old hit titled “Postpone”, which was released on Wednesday, the national award recipient called on the introduction of the parking meters to be postponed, as he highlighted the many cries of citizens in the capital who have been protesting against the meters.
Already, the song has been making the rounds on social media and radio stations are already sending it through the airwaves.
Martins is well known in Guyana and across the world for his catalogue of folks songs about growing up in Guyana and life in Guyana. He has been described as a national treasure. He has often used his music to bring attention to various issues in Guyana.
Over the past weeks, a wide cross-section of citizens have been gathering outside the City Hall once per week to make known their opposition to the parking meter contract and the by-laws that are attached to it.
Several prominent businessmen and lawyers have joined the campaign against the meters, even as the City Council appears to be standing firm in its decision.
At least two court actions have been filed against the parking meter project in Georgetown and that has slowed down the implementation even as citizens continue to park outside of the parking meter areas.
LISTEN to Dave Martins Postpone :