The Mayor and Councillors has informed that a massive pre-Independence cleanup exercise will be conducted in the city on Sunday, May 20,2018.The purpose of this exercise is to remove rubbish, garbage and other objectionable things that are cluttering city streets, parapets and avenues and presenting an ugly picture of the capital.
This is in recognition of the fact that a number of city streets including: Water Street, Robb Street, Regent Street, Croal Street, Charlotte Street and Avenue of the Republic look extremely untidy and presents a bad reflection of “who we are as Guyanese”, said City Hall in a statement.
This exercise, therefore, is to correct that situation to restore the aesthetics and beauty of the city and to allow vendors, store owners, individuals and all stakeholders to work together in a united front to cleanup Georgetown.
Businesses, which are willing to make donations of tools, water and other things are free to call the office of the Town Clerk on telephone number (592)226-7717 and make their contribution towards this collective effort to promote the health and the wellbeing of the city of Georgetown and its populace.
The Council has already informed vendors that there will be no selling on Sunday. They are moreover expected to participate in this exercise. “Notices have been issued to those concerned and we anticipate full cooperation from our friends in the business sector, vendors and all those who are concerned about keeping the city clean and lifting Georgetown to a place of glory and excellence,” added the statement.
The Council is encouraging residents of local communities within the city to use this opportunity to clean their immediate and general environments and to make this year’s independence one where “we could be very proud of our neighbourhoods and the city as a whole.”