Municipal services offered to residents of Georgetown will be decentralised to outskirt communities, as the Mayor and City Council seeks to improve its delivery of services.
“The council is aware that many local communities have not been benefiting from the Municipal services and expertise of officers [in] the way they ought to,” a statement from the council said yesterday.
The process of decentralisation, the release added, presents an opportunity for the council to expand its services and be more efficient in their delivery to citizens.
This new programme is scheduled to roll out on Thursday in the communities of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Deme-rara and East Ruimveldt.
Officers from the five departments: Treasury, Town Clerk, Constabulary, Solid Waste and City Engineers will be working simultaneously in the communities from, 10 am – 3 pm, every Tuesday and Thursday. The teams will be led by Deputy Town Clerk, Sharon Harry- Munroe, and Assistant Town Clerks Michelle Smith and Sherry Jerrick.
With this system in place, residents would have an opportunity to report on issues affecting them and have them addressed in a timely manner, the council stated in the media bulletin.
The council is hoping with the introduction of this programme that residents would take full advantage and highlight issues relating to drainage, building construction, public health, rates and other municipal concerns, and have council deal with them expeditiously.
Additionally, during Monday’s Statutory Meeting, Town Clerk Royston King announced that the city’s administration is currently drafting a schedule to host public meetings within the constituencies. The meetings will be held to update residents on development and plans for their respective constituencies, and listen to issues affecting residents.