Chamber calls for more essential services in Berbice
Stabroek News
January 23, 2004

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The Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) is calling on government to establish more offices in Berbice for essential services.

According to a UCCI release, the opening of the General Registrar Office (GRO) in New Amsterdam earlier this month is most welcome and it is an encouraging start towards locating other essential services in Berbice.

The UCCI is suggesting that government should bring other crucial services to Berbice, such as a licence revenue office to facilitate registration and transfer of motor vehicles and this could be set up at the offices of the Guyana Revenue Authority, the release said.

The UCCI noted that the new GRO will reduce the cost, hassle and risk to Berbicians who previously had to travel to Georgetown.

The Chamber also expressed the hope that not only will other offices and services be brought to New Amsterdam, but eventually some will be located in the Upper Corentyne for much easier access by residents.