The torching of a vehicle which was being utilised by members of the Guyana Water Incorporated’s East Coast of Demerara Disconnection crew on Thursday, 15thMarch in the village of Buxton will in no way intimidate the work of the utility.
This is according to GWI’s Managing Director, Dr. Richard Van West-Charles who addressed the matter on Friday, March 16, 2018 at a press conference hosted in the company’s Boardroom, Vlissengen Road and Church Street, Georgetown.
Dr. Van West-Charles said that such acts cannot be tolerated and GWI in its quest to further improve its services, will continue to conduct disconnections and other works.
“This matter cannot be tolerated by anyone, this level of lawlessness will not and must not intimidate the work of GWI. This is in essence seeking to provide a service to customers across the country, to provide a better quality of service. And I think it’s important at this juncture that all of our citizens must stand up against this type of lawlessness in our country,” he stressed.
The Managing Director noted that even as the company continues to venture into communities across the country to conduct works, this has to be done in partnership with these communities.
He expressed belief that it is time for citizens to raise their voices and their actions to ensure that the law is respected and maintained to support the betterment of all citizens.
Dr. Van West-Charles pointed out that GWI is cognisant that the actions of the individual who committed the act are not representative of the people of Buxton and by extension, residents in all of the communities. Only recently, the company conducted a community meeting in Buxton where there was a good turnout as well as good discourse with the residents.