Residents protest Mahdia neglect
-call for REO’s sacking
Residents of Mahdia yesterday put their daily activities on hold as they “shut down the town,” taking to the streets to protest the lack of water and facilities in the community and schools and their dissatisfaction with the work of Region Eight Regional Exe-cutive Officer (REO) Ronald Harsawack.
“This is stupidness we protest because we vex man. The primary school overcrowded and there is no running water, the children going to school without water, the roads ain’t good, no development and it seems government stifling the mining town because the REO deh like he just don’t care,” protester Patsy De Santos told Stabroek News via phone.
Residents stated that it was a collective decision to stage the protest in front of the REO’s office as he is the person put in charge to overlook the region and implement development strategies. They said he is not doing enough. “Just as how the opposition have no confidence in (Home Affairs Minister Clement) Rohee, we don’t have …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.