Guyana facing worst disaster in country’s history – President Ali

Flooding in Region Seven (Photo via DPI)
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(Department of Public Information Press Release) His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali says Guyana is facing the worst natural disaster in its history and it must make investments now to implement an adaptation plan to deal with the adverse effects of climate change.

 The President made this statement on Saturday at the launch of an offshore construction facility in Water Street, Georgetown for Italian multinational, Saipem.

The President relayed his harrowing experience seeing first-hand how the floods have affected families.

“Just returned from Olive Creek, Kurupung bottom, Jawalla, Kamarang, spoke to people in Jawalla and Kamarang where their entire life has been destroyed. Everything they worked for all their lives have disappeared.  

This is occurring as we celebrate World Environment Day. Natural disasters historic in nature, hundreds of homes completely destroyed. Tens of thousands of farms completely destroyed.”

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