The Immigration Department in Sangre Grande was forced to remain closed yesterday because of a water shortage.
Many people travelling to the department in Sangre Grande to either apply, renew of collect their new passports said they were disappointed as the office was closed yesterday
When Guardian Media visited the Immigration Office at Damarie Hill, Guaico, there was no one at the office except a security guard.
A group of employees from Forestry Division, housed in the same building, said they too had to return home because of no water in the building.
Members of the public were greeted at the front of the building with signs posted on the doors. The signs said: “This immigration Office wishes to inform that due to the unavailability of water at this facility, the office has been temporarily closed for today.”
One lady, who was making her way to the building, told Guardian Media she was not annoyed by the closure of the office because there are more female officers at this office.
She added that the water shortage was not only causing problems at the Immigration Department but at many homes
She said it was ridiculous as children are also affected as meals cannot be prepared, clothes cannot be washed and children have been forced to miss school.t
“Water coming and going, something which is strange to people in Grande,” she said.
Members of the public also asked yesterday that some notice be posted in the media to inform them when the office will be reopened.
Reporter: Ralph Banwarie