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Making a substantive difference at the LGE 2018

first_imgDear Editor,We recently had an experience with our Neighborhood Democratic Council – Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, as it relates to garbage collection. On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, we contacted our NDC for their scheduled disposal days and was elated when we were informed that Wednesday is the weekly scheduled pickup day for our community. We were advised that since pickups are not timed, it would be best to leave the secured garbage bags on the parapet for removal. On Wednesday, no garbage was picked up. After numerous calls and a visit, the garbage was finally collected on Friday, October 12, 2018.Sadly, and in most communities, it is a norm that if the scheduled garbage disposal day passes, it is expected for residents to wait for the next scheduled pick up day the following week. This is unacceptable. This is a regular garbage disposal issue with many NDCs. Too often, the excuses are not practical.With Local Government Elections (LGE) scheduled for November 12, 2018, I plead with our local representatives to address this issue as it is one of many critical subjects and the only acceptable solution lies in electing policymakers who are responsible and share the view of serving and protecting the public’s interest. Further, making tough public policy decisions and holding the Council responsible for their mandate.This poses a serious health concern and it affects all of us. Let’s all act affirmatively and make the necessary choices that will lead to a timely resolution of this problem.Yours sincerely,D Jodhanlast_img read more