At the top of our newscast, you heard about the grandiose plans the PM has for various parts of Belize including the long awaited works to rectify the deplorable conditions of the Belize Corozal Road. The PM said the first phase would take 3 months to complete but the Mayor of Orange Walk, Kevin Bernard, says he has been left in the dark and has not been consulted.
Kevin Bernard - Mayor of Orange Walk
“I have not been approached by the ministry of works or by any other government representative to say how far they intent to work within that first phase whether or nor it will come all the way down in front of the Town Hall because we have to look at that because we have our parade route that runs through that area, so those are things that I am saying that is disrespectful when you seeing the ministry of works doing works, yes I applaud the government for taking the responsibility, it is their responsibility to having fix this road quite some time, it is finally starting but we also have to be consulted in the sense that one; we have to control traffic too, we have to look at the safety of the resident as well at the same time we have to know where to plan, where to move and that is why I am saying they could have had the decency to come to my office and say well Mr Mayor this is what we are doing, this is the time frame we intent to work in your area so we can know what changes we need to make when it come to the September Celebrations and overall when it comes to the protection of our citizen in terms of providing traffic routes and so forth for the safety of our people.”
Cooperation between Central Government and the Town Council is of utmost importance says the Mayor since they need to answer questions being posed to them by the public on the works being carried out.
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