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Mayor of Georgetown City Council, Pt. Ubraj Narine, in a statement said he has noted the recent social media post by the Ministry of Public Works indicating the removal of vendors on New Market Street, between Thomas and East Street.
“I have also enquired from the Council on its decision, if any, on the matter and am advised that this notice was never tabled at the Council nor has there been any engagement by the Ministry with the Council.”
The mayor said, as stated previously, and in accordance with the Municipal laws which designate Municipal roads, he advised the Council to initiate legal proceedings against the notice.
“This action cannot be seen as anything other than a deliberate economic strategy aimed at preventing poor people from earning a decent living, further pushing them into poverty.”
Additionally, this action flies in the face of the authority of the Municipality, the Mayor emphasised.
“In this difficult economic environment, unless we work together we cannot achieve a One Guyana where the vulnerable in our society are protected and empowered to participate meaningfully in legitimate business.”
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