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-Region 2 REO defends filling drainage channel without consulting town council

The drainage channel, which has been filled with sand

Councillors from the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two and the Anna Regina Town Council are currently at loggerheads with Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson over a decision to fill a main drainage channel in front of the Department of Education at Cotton Field.

Stabroek News understands that the REO, who is yet to find favour with the regional administration since his appointment, authorised the filling of a trench in front of the Department of Education at Cotton Field without any prior consultation with or permission from the Town Council, which is the body responsible for the area. In addition to this, concerns have been raised over the possible implication such a move would have for the drainage system in the area.

Though several attempts were made to contact the REO for a comment, they proved futile. ….

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