Verview candidates forego ‘empty promises’ in run up to polls
ing. The man added that this would be an opportunity for the youths who do not have jobs in the community to aid the council with the work.
Security is also another issue that he plans to address if he is to be elected. He stated that some communities like East La Penitence would have recently installed lights at certain locations with the support of private citizens. However, he noted that other communities are without these resources and that thieves tend to lurk in areas that are not well lit.
Andrews stated that he would like to have more activities for the youths, like peer groups, trade school opportunities and sporting events to encourage youth participation and possibly turn them away from illegal activities. need for street lights in areas within the constituency, as well as the issue of drainage within multiple areas. He stated that the drainage issue is a very big one that needs to be dealt with immediately.
“I plan on cleaning the drains, because the clogged drains are causing flooding in the area. With this, some bridges also have to be done because as the rain falls you can’t even see some of the bridges and you have to take off your shoes and roll your pants up just to get over the bridge,” he explained.
Alleyne stated that throughout his campaign, he has gone into all of the communities within the constituency. The young man said that he, along with many other residents within Constituency 11, do not know who their current council representative is. that has been done, including the installation of street lights, as a result of residents in the community pooling their monies and coming together. Miss Agnes, who believes that the youths in the community are lazy, opined that if opportunities are offered to them they would be more active rather than hanging on the street corners and causing trouble.
Efforts were made to contact PPP/C candidate Persaud but this newspaper was informed that he was out of the jurisdiction at the time the interviews were conducted. Sunday Stabroek was unable to make contact with URP candidate Herbert.