Why are there no Bartician working on the Green Town?

first_imgDear Editor,In keeping with President David Granger’s promise to have Bartica become the first Green Town, the $31 million Green Space Park is taking shape in Constituency 6, West Indian Housing Scheme, Bartica, but not without mixed views from residents of Bartica. The contract has been awarded to S Jagmohan Construction but what is most disappointing is that the $31 million contract is generating a heated debate among Barticians and immediate residents of Constituency 6, as it relates to the hiring of workers.Why are there no Bartician working on the project? Where is the constituency representative to bring representation on behalf of residents to ensure they gain employment? Residents have been turning up at the construction site asking for employment and are turned away as allegations is being levelled against a top official in Bartica, who is alleged to have told the contractor not to employ any Bartician to work because Barticians are lazy.Bartica now has township status and the leaders, movers and shakers of the town must now take steps to ensure, as a matter of policy, all contractors and investors employ at least 25% of their work force from Bartica.The unemployment rate in Bartica is alarming and is a cause of concern and for a contract of this magnitude and not one single Bartician could gain employment is beyond sad, and an insult to the skilled human resources we possess in Bartica.Are the leaders and representatives of Bartica implying that no Bartician is qualified or have the experience to work on the said project? I call on the leaders and representatives of the various constituencies to afford Barticians and their respective constituency the highest level of effective representation.Sincerely,Bartica resident,Sherwyn Downerlast_img read more