Hon. Hodge says 6th District needs
By Mellica McPherson
District Representative, Hon. Omar Hodge pleaded at the recent Legislative
Council sitting for funds to repair the Johnson's Ghut and Purcell roads.
According to Mr. Hodge, his District is now the largest in terms of population
size, and because of that factor, the area is affected by serious congestion.
told the Legislative Council that he was pleased with the motion to borrow money
from the Social Security Board, but he hoped that the funds would allow urgent
attention to be given to what he described as a vexing problem within the
Purcell, Johnson's Ghut area. The problem affecting the 6th District is the
overflowing of the Johnson's Ghut, especially after heavy rainfalls. "I think
the Minister of Finance should give me at least one million dollars to fix the
Ghut", Hon. Hodge said.
disclosed that upon his request, the Minister of Communications and Works
visited the Ghut, but nothing was done. According to Hon. Hodge, the evidence of
the poor state of the Ghut is highly visible whenever there is a funeral in that
community. He also pointed out that the road located in Long Trench helps to
make the Purcell traffic more chaotic. Hon. Hodge declared, "I want Government
to take care of Purcell. It is embarrassing every time I go to a funeral and
people ask me, what I am going to do to help the situation." "I have approached
the Chief Minister and the Minister of Finance for the Purcell road project. I
want them to add that project to their priority list. We do not have proper
roads; there are too many potholes. I hope the Government widens the road."
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