Vice Chair of NDC trying to ‘rescue’ Mocha Arcadia

Against the odds…

(This is the sixth part in a series on local government)

By Mario Joseph

After retiring as a Chief Inspector of the Guyana Police Force upon completion of 35 years of service, Ewart Bowen turned his hands towards endeavouring to rescue his community, Mocha/Arcadia from its current path of degradation. He has however encountered some major roadblocks hindering his progress and a serious illness putting him completely out of work for a long time.

Bowen, who was born and raised in Mocha is now 58 years old. He was appointed councillor of the NDC governing the East Bank Demerara community five years ago after being sought to fill the unending vacancies the council had been facing. He is currently vice-chairman and a fervent supporter of the call for Local Government Elections (LGE).

The Mocha/Arcadia Neigh-bourhood Democratic Council (NDC) office is located in Mocha and is supposed to comprise some 18 councillors who host a statutory meeting on the first Monday of every month at 9:00am. The NDC is north-bounded by #3 canal between Mocha/Arcadia and Providence, south-bounded by a canal between Mocha Housing Scheme and sugar cane fields, west-bounded by the Sideline Dam between Herstelling and Mocha Housing Scheme and east-bounded by a canal between Prosperity and Mocha. The area boasts two schools, a health centre, a police outpost and a  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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