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Wells Says Gov’t Disorganized in Aftermath

In the aftermath of monster storm Hurricane Matthew, many residents throughout the capital are still left without essentials including water and electricity; and Free National Movement (FNM) Member of Parliament (MP) for Bamboo Town Renward Wells said in such a time, the government is disorganized.


The MP’s sentiments came on Sunday as he along with other FNM members conducted a walk about through the Bain and Grants Town constituency distributing bottled water and grocery vouchers to residents.


“I think what the government should do is open up a specific space or place at the dumpsite, in an open area where we can just come and dump tree debris. We should be able to do that without cost. That is something that needs to happen so we can clean up the nation and we’re able to move forward,” Mr. Wells said.


“I’m also very disappointed that we’re hearing nothing from government as to what’s going to take place in terms of when electricity throughout will be up, when Cable Bahamas will be up, and when our infrastructure will be up. There should be a time line. We should have an idea,” he said.


“We should’ve done the assessment on Friday and yesterday, and now there should information as to what is the procedure, how are we going to be going about things. I know that there are parts of Nassau that are on now, but we need to know what the particular situation is for us. So there needs to be better organization from my perspective,” he added.


Meanwhile as Mr. Wells maintains that the recent hurricane compounded on the fact that Bahamian people were already hurting, he said it is based on this reality, that members of his organization gave a helping hand to about 1,000 residents on Sunday.


“We were just trying to assist the residents here. In this particular urban centre we were giving out water. We gave out some vouchers for Super Value so some persons will be able to get some groceries,” the MP said.


“We’re intending to try and meet people at their need as best as we can as an organization, because you know the country as a whole is hurting. And when we’re hurting, we need to pool all of our resources together to be able to assist as best as we can,” he continued.


Mr. Wells noted that he has also assisted with recovery efforts in his constituency.


“I was in Bamboo Town clearing down trees, pushing out the roads and clearing out the roads on Friday and Saturday. Now I would be having the guys go around and actually working in the yards of people, with chain saws, cutting down branches and other stuff,” Mr. Wells said.





Written by Jones Bahamas

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