Press Release

16th October, 2020


Ministry of Public Works

Stabroek Market Walkabout

16 October, 2020 – Honourable Bishop Juan A. Edghill, Minister of Public Works and Honourable Robeson Benn, Minister of Home Affairs along with their technical staff this morning visited the Stabroek Market and its environs.
Both Ministers took to the central hub of commercial activities in Georgetown to inspect and observe the structure of business entities, especially as it pertains to drainage issues, congestion, garbage disposal, private vehicles parking in areas that are not regulated, blockage of fire station service vehicles getting access to and from the fire station and the layout of vendors who are hindering the flow of traffic.
It was announced by Minister Benn that the city fire station service department will begin washing of the tarmacs and bus parks over the weekend in the vicinity of the Stabroek market, while the Ministry of Public Works will commence patching of the roads and painting clear demarcation lines for bus lanes and travel lanes.
According to Minister Edghill, this will ease the congestion and vendors impeding on the roadways to hinder the flow of traffic.”
Further engagements will be conducted with City Council to facilitate the repositioning of vendors to facilitate the smooth flow and movement for vehicles and people. 
By: Ms. Krest Cummings
Senior Public Relations Officer
Ministry of Public Works