Residents of the Mainstay/Whyaka community, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were given the opportunity to discuss the way forward for the development of their community.
During a community meeting on June 11, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, told the residents that their suggestions and concerns highlighted will assist the ministry’s projects currently being undertaken in the region.
Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson with students of Mainstay Lake Primary School.
Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson donating the sport gear to the sport club.
Amongst some of the critical and immediate concerns raised by the residents was the upgrade of the roads in the communities of Hill Top and Red Lock. There were also calls made for the upgrade of the Mainstay airstrip and the installation of road lights leading to the airstrip.
“I agree that the upgrading of the airstrip would be a tremendous improvement for the tourism sector… consideration will be given to the request for the lighting of the airstrip. The installation of the road lights is essential so we will review what is possible to be undertaken this year and the rest will be considered for next year,” the minister said.
These upgrades are expected to boost the community’s tourism, trade, and transport services.
The Regional Information Officer, Mark Mclean reiterated that regional administration is playing its part as it partners with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to ensure that these initiatives benefit the residents.
Minister Ferguson also donated a quantity of sports gear to the Mainstay/Whyaka sports club and also paid a courtesy call on the students and Head Teacher of the Mainstay/Whyaka Primary School. She urged the students to not only strive for excellence but to become involved in extracurricular activities for their development as well-rounded individuals.
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