Verview can­di­dates forego ‘empty prom­ises’ in run up to polls

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS -

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.

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