I recently went on a visit to Lethem and was extremely impressed with developments that have taken place within recent years.
The once sleepy community of Lethem is now taking shape as a commercial hub with several new business and entertainment places established especially in the new area earmarked by government for commercial and industrial development.
It seems only a matter of time before Lethem is upgraded to township status
especially given the increased flow of traffic as a consequence of the bridge across the Takutu River. This will be given further impetus with the paving of the Linden-Lethem trail and the proposed construction of the bridge across the Corentyne River which will link the two neighbouring countries of Guyana and Suriname.
These projects when completed will serve to integrate the economies of Guyana, Brazil and Suriname which will be greatly facilitated by a road infrastructure linking these three countries and their respective economies.
Guyana is certainly going places for which full credit must be given to the PPP/C administration for putting in place the correct policy prescriptions to take this nation forward along the path of sustained economic and social progress.