Chaguanas business donates $ for road repairs

Date: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 21:00

The cash strapped Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion de­cid­ed to take mat­ters in­to its own hands and part­nered with a busi­ness in the area to fix the di­lap­i­dat­ed in­fra­struc­ture through­out the bor­ough.

On Thurs­day ma­chin­ery, ma­te­ri­als and work­ers from the CBC were used to re­pair the road­way at Con­nec­tor Road, En­deav­our.

 

Trevor Ramdeen, the spokesman for the busi­ness­men who as­sist­ed, said the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty along the Con­nec­tor Road ap­proached the CBC and plead­ed for the pot­holes to be re­paired. Ramdeen said they were told that the CBC does not have any mon­ey to pur­chase large quan­ti­ties of ma­te­ri­als to un­der­take re­pairs.

Ramdeen said the busi­ness­men coughed up $18,000 to pur­chase ma­te­ri­als and the bor­ough chipped in with labour and trans­port.

Ch­agua­nas May­or Gopaul Bood­han said this is now a last re­sort.

“We have been re­ceiv­ing com­plaints about bad roads and oth­er in­fra­struc­ture and we are ask­ing the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty to part­ner with us. These busi­ness­men pay their tax­es and are de­mand­ing ser­vices, but if we can­not get the fund­ing from cen­tral gov­ern­ment we can­not do any re­pairs to the roads un­der the con­trol of the CBC.”

 - Shastri Boodan

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