Guyana President visits Mahaicony Creek to assess flooding in area

The President of Guyana - Dr Irfaan Ali, visited Mahaicony Creek, Region Five, to assess flooding in the area after heavy and tenacious rainfall.

Guyana: The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, visited Mahaicony Creek, Region Five, to assess flooding in the area after heavy and tenacious rainfall.

Mahaicony Creek is one of the areas that has been affected by heavy rainfall. At Mahaicony, President Ali visited First Savannah, Water Dog Creek and Gordon Table, where he evaluated, first-hand, the effects of the floodwaters on houses of inhabitants, livestock and the crops.

The President Ali was accompanied by Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, Head of the Civil Defence Commission – CDC, Mr Kester Craig, Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, the Honourable Deodat Indar, Regional Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, and spokespeople from the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary Development Authority.

On the visit of the President Ali, the residents have expressed their gratitude and stated that they were also thankful for the constant support that residents have been receiving from the CDC and the RDC.

President Ali further assured the residents that CDC and the RDC would be doing the continuous monitoring of the area and that the continuing relief efforts would continue until the floodwaters retreat.

Earlier, the president of Guyana stated that the government would be working continuously to make sure that the people of Guyana in the flood-affected areas after heavy rainfall are kept safe and are provided with proper essential supplies.

Yakusari, Johanna and Mibicuri are the most affected areas by the flood where the majority of the citizens and farmers in the areas were completely flooded out.

The cases of Dengue fever have been reported in one of the flood-affected areas that is Region Nine -Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo. The regional authorities of the area have hoping to control the spread of dengue fever by fastening in constant fogging exercises.