Plaisance residents will not allow the Gov’t to set up a tower on playfield + updates – videos

Plaisance tower construction controversy takes another turn  – Updated April 10, 2013

Plaisance residents insist that they will not allow the Government to set up a tower on playfield

April 8, 2013 (Capitol News)  – The Government is trying to cool the tempers of Plaisance residents, who vowed to put a permanent halt to the construction of the e-governance tower on the community playground.

The Government sent in its Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill, to meet with the residents, but his best efforts to get his Government’s message across fell on deaf ears.

Plaisance resident and politician, Aubrey Norton, quizzed the Minister on why the playfield was chosen for the project; he was dissatisfied with the response given.   

Norton said that residents do not object to the construction of the tower, but rather the location chosen by Government. This was after Government Chief spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the Government would not allow this project to be hijacked and to be treated so irresponsibly.

Edghill then went after engineer Walter Willis who was quoted in the press as saying that the Government was looking at other options.

Edghill was emphatic in his assertion that Willis had no such mandate from the Government.

The proposed tower is part of the E-governance programme that will facilitate the linking of the Government’s fibre-optic cable that has been laid from Lethem to Linden, to the coastline, enabling faster internet access.

Also read these Demerara Waves reports:

       1. Edghill’s meeting with Plaisance residents on E-Governance tower disrupted
Junior Finance Minister Juan Edghill (centre in blue shirt) under fire at a meeting at the Plaisance Community Centre playground. A meeting between Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill and residents …

2. Plaisance residents opposed to E-Governance tower on playground 

The excavated area of the Plaisance Sports Ground. A dragline and piles can been seen at right. In the background are former President, Bharrat Jagdeo’s residence and the homes of ministers and other …
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