Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018. 9:28 am CST.
By BBN Staff: “Gungulung” to get paved road!
Deputy Mayor of Belize City, Oscar Arnold, yesterday unveiled the council’s hundred day plan at a press conference in Belize City.
In the area of social infrastructure, the council is seeking to introduce family grief therapy sessions. This will be done on a weekly basis with trained counselors. According to Arnold, given the surge in violence, this initiative will assist families who have often times carry their burdens alone.
Additionally, the council wants to look at a Grand Father’s Day Event.
While the council celebrates the women who have carried their families alone, the council believes that it is time for men to also be recognized and celebrated.
Furthermore, the council intends to assign councilors to respective constituencies so as to have them engage with constituents.
Deputy Arnold explained that the council wants to go out into the various communities and meet residents.
“Residents shouldn’t have to come to city hall, city hall should go to them,” he said.
The first neighborhood meeting is scheduled for this month.
Aside from social infrastructure, the council is also looking at physical infrastructure.
He spoke about the council’s intentions to erect a learning center for the benefit of residents in Pickstock and Lake Independence.
He added that the council would embark on an initiative to cover all the manholes in Belize City.
Deputy Arnold revealed that the council would pave the Holy Immanuel Street otherwise known as “Gungulung” which connect Lacroix Boulevard to Chetumal Street.
He also spoke of the council’s intention to float the municipal bond.
In the area of Youth and Sports, the council is committed to having a baseball league for children over the upcoming summer holiday.
Looking at Governance, the council aims to introduce a Municipal Public Accounts Committee which will be led by civil society and will serve as a watchdog for the council’s finances.
And finally, for Public Safety and Emergency Management, the council is looking to work with the United States Embassy for technical and other support.
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