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Annandale roads and drains will be rehabilitated – President Ali promises

President Irfaan Ali engaged with residents of Annandale [Photo: Office of the President/November 3, 2022]

President Irfaan Ali said that his government would work on rehabilitating several cross streets and the drainage network in Annandale on the East Coast of Demerara.

During an impromptu visit to Annandale South and Annandale West this afternoon, the President interacted with residents, listened to their concerns and suggestions, and announced the infrastructure enhancements.

“We have to work on connecting this road back to the railway embankment. We have to look at the reserve and [ensure] that the reserve area is kept and the road is completed because once that is done, then you have direct access from the highway and the railway embankment that can be further upgraded.

In addition to that, there are a number of cross streets in the Annandale area that we are looking to have local involvement in building concrete roads. So those are some of the things that we have seen.”

The Head of State said that in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Water, the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Legal Affairs, and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, there will be an assessment done and a drainage plan devised.

He reminded the residents that the embankment road from Sheriff Street to Unity would be upgraded to a four-lane highway.

“We have to now clear all encumbrances and get the drainage system going well, and that will bring tremendous value to all the properties.”

The Head of State pointed out that another issue the community faces is the completion of their land titles. He said that approximately 50 households on the railway embankment would be titled by the end of this month.

This is the fourth community the President has visited this week as part of his government’s commitment to engage residents across the country continuously.

Earlier in the week, the Head of State visited the communities of Den Amstel and Hague on the West Coast of Demerara and Tucville in Georgetown.


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