Residents of Kuru-Kururu call on Govt to address road situation

first_imgAfter years of calling on Government to have their roads fixed in Kuru-Kururu, Linden Highway, the residents within the small village are hoping that their cries are not swept under the proverbial rug for yet another time.A member who sits on the Community Development Committee (CDC) explained to Guyana Times that the roads have been getting worse over the years, despite some efforts by the residents to maintain what is left of it.Vehicle exiting the villageThe main roads in the village, specifically through the second bus-shed, are lined with pot holes deep enough to severely damage vehicles.Several drivers have been using their initiative to make use of alternative passageways, but bus drivers are subjected to use this route, which they also have been complaining about.The second bus shed is the main access road used to get to the schools, Police Station and Health Centre.A member of the CDC said that last week the Ministry of Communities met with the team and discussed the possibilities of the road being fixed.That resident said he was made to understand that the village will likely have to wait until next year, when provision would be made for the project in the subsequent budget.While it was acknowledged that the Government had fixed the main road at the back of the village last year, which was then known as the worst road in the village, he said the roads in the front have now become a sore to the community.A villager stated, “We have a perfect road at the back, but leading to it is like driving through hell”.The residents of Kuru-Kururu are therefore calling on the Government to review its plans and have their roads fixed.A source in the village told <> that there is a popular trucker who lives at the back of the community who is known for his reckless driving.The resident said that because that specific driver owns several trucks, he was requested by the CDC to play a role in fixing the roads. However, he responded by saying that he pays for his road services and he is not obligated to provide such community services.last_img read more