Anna Regina residents want streetlights fixed
Residents of Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are calling for the urgent repair of streetlights which have not been working in various communities for the past nine weeks.The contour of nonfunctional lights spans from the village of Three Friends to Walton Hall. As such, concerns have been raised, since the area pose a threat to persons who use the roadway in the evening hours.A resident of Anna Regina (name withdrawn) who contacted this publication noted that the Cotton Field area is seemingly perilous since there were a number of reported robberies in the past few weeks. It is, moreover, dangerous to students who would take that route after sundown when their lessons are dismissed.“I have children that come home after dark and it’s not safe because they could be robbed, or even worse,” the resident explained.Recently, the man noted that there were instances wherein a number of persons were relieved of their belongings by bandits who camouflaged themselves due to the unlit path.“They hide themselves in all the corners and wait for people to pass, and then take away whatever they have,” the concerned resident explained.Additionally, the roadways are unsafe for motor vehicles, since the only light to pave the way if that of a car’s headlights. This results in the increase of animal fatalities in that section of Anna Regina.“Now, the animals are on the road but we can’t see them from far, so most of time we hit them unintentionally,” he added.Members of the various communities are calling on the relevant authorities to have the streetlights fixed as soon as possible.