Guyana: A high-level meeting was called today to monitor the current situation of floods in Guyana. The meeting was hosted by President Dr Irfaan Ali. The meeting was also joined by the other members of the cabinet and representatives of the Guyana Defence Force and the Civil Defence Commission.
This group members were Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips and Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo. They met at the President’s Office on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive to discuss how to decrease the effects of the flooding on low-lying housing areas. Saving agriculture and brainstorming from floodwater.
Minister of Home Affairs, the Honourable Robeson Benn; Minister of Public Works, the Honourable Juan Edghill; Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, the Honourable Gail Teixeira; Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony and representatives from the GDF, including Chief of Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess and Head of the Civil Defence,Commission, Kester Craig were also at the meeting.
The president left for the inspection before the meeting ended. The flood hitted areas at Mahaicony creek were inspected President Dr Ali. He visited First Savannah, Gordon Table and Water Dog Creek This was the place where he assessed, first-hand, the impact of the floodwaters on residents’ homes, livestock and crops. Brigadier Bess and Mr Craig accompanied the Head of State at that location
From last few days many other government officials have visited these places, In these officials PM Phillips is also one of them who visited to Black Bush Polder in Berbice on 26th May 2021.
Rainfall will be continouing for next few days Hydrometeorological Service gave this information. Due to this rain from last few days have posed serious situation in Guyana and other part of country.
The Head of State reassured the residents that his government’s support would be continuous.
President Irfaan Ali said, “It’s all the regions we are having this difficult time with and we have to get resources all over. I know it is a difficult situation, but the problem is the rainfall which we don’t have control of and it is not only in one area but in all ten of the regions. So what we are trying to do now is to ensure that people are safe and that essential necessities are met.”