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Local Gov’t Ministry donates garbage truck, compactors to City council


Garbage truck 1

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has donated one garbage truck and two compactors to the Georgetown City Council to ease the garbage situation in the city, especially around the municipal markets. The handing over ceremony took place at Muneshwer’s Wharf, Georgetown on Monday.

Minister within the Ministry of Local Government Norman Whittaker, hands over the keys to the garbage truck to Georgetown’s mayor, Hamilton Green at Muneshwer’s Wharf, in the presence of acting City Engineer Lloyd Allen.

The provision of the $34M equipment is a collaborative effort by the City Council and the Government, through the use of the 2012 subvention of $20M from the Government to the City Council, and the remainder from the council.

One of the compactors at Muneshwer’s Wharf Georgetown.

Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development Norman Whittaker, who presented the keys of the truck to Georgetown’s Mayor Hamilton Green, said solid waste management will be boosted the city.

“I sincerely hope that due care will be taken, not only in the use but the security… maintenance of these expensive pieces of equipment, and I trust that they’ll be used to such an extent, and in such a manner that they could make a significant difference around the market areas because one would be placed at Stabroek and another at Bourda Market,” Minister Whittaker stated.

The garbage truck that was donated to the City Council by the Ministry of Local Government

He said in a matter of weeks there should be substantial improvements in the reduction of the incidence of dumping garbage around the markets.