NDC Councillor protests construction on reserve

first_imgThe Johns/Port Mourant Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) in Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) has been slow to investigate the construction of a benab on its reserve.Councillor Orin McDougallThis sloth has caused a lone councillor to mount a picketing demonstration in protest of the construction.Orin McDougall the protestor says NDC Chairman Imran Ali has instructed that they seek the intervention of the Ministry of Communities seeking advice. The benab which he says is illegally constructed is situated in front of the Area ‘H’ Ground.As a Councillor representing Constituency One, McDougall says he is obligated to ensure the council’s by-laws are not breached in his constituency.“This particular area that I am standing on is the Port Mourant reserve and we have noticed construction going on. It is an illegal operation because it is the council’s reserve and according to Chapter 28:02 Section 53:1-4 inclusive AB and C, it states that it is illegal to encumber the council’s reserve or parapet; this is the parapet of the Johns/Port Mourant NDC. I am protesting the building of anything on this parapet,” McDougall told Guyana Time< while in the area of construction.The Councillor explained, “We had statutory meetings and special meetings where the issue was discussed. The Overseer is supposed to send letters to Mr Hilbert Foster and the Rose Hall Town Council.”According to McDougall he is being proactive because he is one of the councillors elected to represent residents in that community.last_img