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(Credible Sources)- Four National Budgets later of the People Progressive Party (PPP) led administration, and with each Budget rivaling the other to podium as the ‘biggest budget ever’ in the nation’s history, citizens are hoping this will be the budget to bring improvements to their communities.
For Number 28 Village on the West Coast of Berbice, residents are hoping against the odds that their road infrastructure is rehabilitated, easing some of the stress and strains of their daily lives. Paulette Downer says because of her medical challenges, improved roads would be very welcomed.
“My street is very bad. We can’t get to go out. You can’t come in. You can’t go to therapy, you can’t get to go to church, you can’t get to go to the doctor, you just got to be home all day. It’s very hard. It’s very, very hard. So we need this street to be fixed so we can get to go out.”
Downer stated, “Sometimes I have to go clinic, I can’t go, because no taxi can come in here. So it’s very bad. Let them try and help us get his street fixed so we can get to move around.”
An 88-year-old pensioner Carl Rose told our publication that the street he is living in is a “punishment” since he has to visit the hospital every fourteen days. “When ah rain fall, ah can’t walk to go out to duh dam deh,” he tells us. “Dem boys try to carry meh wid a tractor, me can’t mek it with duh tractor. He says at 88-years-old he “troubles” with his prostate and has asthma. As such when he walks a little distance he has to rest for a while but “can’t sit down in the mud”. Rose is hoping the roads in No. 28 Village will be fixed soon.