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Road works have started in Mocha-Arcadia, East Bank Demerara yesterday after the recent protest action by residents in the area who were demanding better roadways.The organized protest stemmed from an accident last Thursday in which four persons were injured when a minibus toppled several times before ending up in a trench.Residents in the area related that they were pleased that Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, kept his promise to them, and they noted that the Minister should check on the quality of work that is being done on the roads.Friday last scores of residents turned out and blocked several parts of the road with pieces of lumber, rocks, concrete posts, and any other obstacle they found.The chairman of the community,nfl jerseys china, Gregory John, told this newspaper that the road, which was built in 1964 under the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Government,NFL Jerseys China Cheap, was not intended to withstand the amount of heavy traffic that presently traverse.An excavator distributes loam on the road in preparation for road worksHe added that he believes that “the PPP/C should come on board to make the relevant repairs to the road because that road has outlived its usefulness.”Some of the methods used to block the roadway included the burning of tyres at the centre of the road, using concrete columns, an old fridge and other waste materials that had been dumped alongside the road.Most persons on their way to work and school found it necessary to walk to the East Bank Demerara public road –a distance of some three miles– to get transportation since the road was closed to vehicular traffic. Others joined the protest.Concerned residents voiced their displeasure at the way in which Mocha residents are being treated under the present administration.One woman explained since the building of the new housing schemes in the area the heavy duty trucks have caused major damage to the roads and have forced taxis to refuse to travel along the path.School children being made to walk out since minibuses are sometimes reluctant to venture along the deplorable road. “Let them know we don’t want plenty sand and loam and a thin surface that breaks away quickly…We know  there has to be housing schemes,Austin Hooper Falcons Jersey UK, because we need land and houses but still you can’t be damaging the road that we have to use every day.”One woman said, “We don’t mind them using the road, but as they destroy it,Wholesale Baseball Jerseys 2018, let them patch it back properly. If a pregnant woman got to go out of this road now, by the time she reach out she will deliver on the road.”Many residents contended that when the President told the nation that he was a President for all the people,NHL Jerseys From China, if he forgot that Mocha was part of the population.“Mocha is the place that time forgot, and nothing is being done for us. Even the stuff that we blocked the road is what people dump on the road. This place turn a dumping ground…This village is not PPP,Wholesale Jerseys Authentic, PNC or AFC; this is Mocha and we need help.” one man stated.
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