– announces contract signing for Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge
– more money to be allocated for the municipality
At a public rally on Saturday at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, President Irfaan Ali urged Lindeners who will be heading to the polls in eight days to vote for municipal leadership, to let their conscience be their guide as they make a ‘management’ decision for the town. Ali said the current ‘bad leadership’ has resulted in the stagnated development of the town. He said central government will increase the yearly subvention for the council as competent leaders will be elected to manage the funds. “The sun is setting on bad leadership”, Ali said, before announcing the commissioning of the synthetic track next week, which will then be opened to the public for use, the signing of a contract for the construction of the Wismar/Mackenzie bridge, US $150 M housing project which will see the construction of 1000 young professional homes and other projects. “Ask yourself, who has a better plan….allow your conscience to be your guide and you will never be misguided,” the President said.
With the construction of the Linden to Lethem road and the new bridge, Linden is set to become a transportation and logistics hub and Lindeners must be the first to benefit from the many economic opportunities in place. “We are on a mission to make every single life better….honour us with your vote and we will honour you with hard work and commitment,” he urged.
Meanwhile the party’s campaign manager, Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, urged residents to give the PPP/C a chance to manage the municipality of the town and the resources that will be provided through central government. He rubbished long standing claims that the municipality for years was marginalized by his government. The party is looking to capture at least nine seats. Some of the promises made are to modernize the municipal markets, construct roads and drains and initiate an effective waste management plan. Some of the constituency representatives for the PPP/’C include Kenisha Venture, Sharmela Solomon, Melinda Fredericks and Sherry James.