In run-down city markets, vendors pray and eke out a living
‘Horror house, fire hazard, flood-prone, dump’
Vendors plying their trade in the various markets around Georgetown on a daily basis continue to complain about the failure of City Hall to meet some of their basic infrastructural needs.
Many of them argue that they are paying large amounts of rent on a monthly basis but their simple maintenance problems are not being addressed.
However, according to Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green, while all of the markets around Georgetown need re-planning, they require “technical skills and a competent administration, something which we don’t have. We have asked (Town Clerk) Carol Sooba over two years ago to put up plans for the markets but we have not seen anything to date.”
Over the years, the state of the various markets has deteriorated so significantly that one has been dubbed a “fire hazard” by the Guyana Fire Service.