$12M Electricity system for Waramuri

— 350 residents to benefit

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 18, 2019

Moruca River’s Indigenous community – Waramuri is the recipient of a brand-new $12M electricity distribution system.

The system, which will provide power to 350 residents of the Moruca sub-district village, was officially handed over and commissioned on Saturday, November 16 by Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Raphael Trotman.

The electricity system will supply power to the village’s school, health facility and police station, and will complement the LED streetlights the community has already received.

With provisions made in the 2019 budget for the system’s procurement and installation, Minister Trotman assured that this represents the government’s commitment to ensuring all Guyanese have access to an improved standard of living.

“We have a president and a Cabinet who want to make a difference in your life,” Minister Trotman said.

He further added that Guyanese in every corner of the country are now better off than they were citing development in education, infrastructure and public security.

Also, at the community engagement was Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Michael Carrington who reminded residents about the many successes of the Coalition Government. Speaking on the developments made, hinterland communities now benefit from an increasingly robust and honest police force, a welcome development by the residents.

Waramuri is a small thriving Indigenous village in the Barima-Waini Region boasting a population of 1,400 headed by Toshao Leamond Emanuel. The residents raised concerns about involvement in oil and gas and access to drugs from the health centre, all of which were addressed satisfactorily by Minister Trotman.

The minister also visited the health centre and inspected areas of interest highlighted by residents.

Minister Trotman’s meeting in the village came on the heels of several ministerial visits to communities across Guyana. Over the last few days, ministers of government have met with and listened to concerns of residents of Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.