Orange Walk East Re-animated Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00

Ever since Elodio Aragon Jr. won the convention for the Orange Walk East Constituency, there has been new life infused into the area. Aragon had hit the ground running, and even before securing the seat as Standard Bearer, he had started to work to make living conditions better for residents.

Since being elected as the Standard Bearer for the UDP in the East, Aragon has activated all resources available and the work has continued, now at an exponential rate. Just a few weeks ago he opened up his office on Liberty Avenue where he attends to residents on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays , Fridays and Saturdays. During the week his office opens from 8:30a.m. to 12:00p.m and from 1:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.

Having a functional office is now allowing Aragon to guide the work that is ongoing in the division. So far there is a buzz of infrastructural activity in the East where at least 25 streets are being upgraded. It’s the kind of work that the division has not seen in years. Major roads like the Palmar Boundary road and others are the primary targets. Also being upgraded is the Santa Martha Road which is being upgraded and widened for use by those villagers. Additionally the portion of the Philip Goldson Highway that transects the division is also being repaired. So far there has been remedial work done to alleviate the pot-hole ridden portion of the highway in the constituency. This has been done in preparation for the re-paving of the highway to come within the next few months.

Aside from road works, Aragon is also concentrating on cleaning up the constituency. The first phase of this is the bushing of overgrown lots. He told the Guardian that with the assistance of residents he is leading a campaign to clear up all overgrown lots in the Orange Walk East division.

It is impressive that Aragon, not yet elected as an area representative has been able to pool resources to ensure that the constituents of the Orange Walk East division get a fair share of what is available to them. This is the kind of representation that the East deserves.