The economics of Linden and electricity rates
As this column evolved over the past month its focus moved beyond Linden and electricity to the whole of Region 10 of which Linden can be considered the capital. The column which concludes today was in response to developments in that region in which the drastic hike in electricity rates led to protests, deaths and what will soon come to be known as the Region 10 Agreement. That agreement, signed by the Chairman of Region 10, Sharma Solomon, and Prime Minister Samuel Hinds on behalf of the Government of Guyana provides for a Technical Team specifically to look at the question of electricity; an Economic Committee to address the economic conditions in the region, a Commission of Inquiry to look into the events of July 18 in which three persons were killed; the establishment of a Region 10 Land Selection Committee to look at investments and land development in Linden and Region 10; and for the transfer to the regional administration of the television dish and transmitter and the granting of a television licence to the region.
The agreement provides for the naming of the Economic Committee by Tuesday of this coming week and for it to submit its final report “within ninety days.” While the members of the Technical Committee have been named …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.