Extreme weather wreaks havoc on Rupununi roads

Extreme weather in the Rupununi over the last month has caused severe deterioration of the roads, putting a strain on the transportation of goods and services in and out of Region Nine.

Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock, in a telephone interview with this newspaper, explained that because of the condition of the road, the Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo Administration has been looking at possible alternatives for the transportation of fuel into Lethem.

The fuel is the regular supply that is transported from Georgetown via the Linden/Lethem trail for use by the Lethem Power Company (LPC). But though Allicock said the LPC has enough fuel to last the next two weeks, the next supply of fuel from the city is expected to arrive in the next few days. If this proves impossible, the Regional Administration could source fuel from Roraima State in neighbouring Brazil, but this would be as a last resort…..