2019 Budget holds equal opportunities for all – MP Allen

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Member of Parliament, Richard Allen said the recently announced 2019 Budget expresses equality and a fair distribution of resources that will ensure an improved quality of life for all Guyanese.

The MP was at the time defending the budget during debates in the National Assembly, on Tuesday evening. According to the Allen, Region One, Barima-Waini, is expected to receive $3.4 Billion in 2019.

According to parliamentarian with regards to the community radio station the region will see increased communication coverage and local programming to keep the residents informed about current affairs in the region, the country and further afield.

Member of Parliament, Richard Allen

In the area of infrastructure on the 2019 regional agenda is the extension and upgrading of the electricity distribution network and provision of underground cables; completion of the Moruca bridge.

Referring to the massive rehabilitation of the Matthews Ridge to Baramita Road, Allen said for 2019 there will be further rehabilitation/construction of several communities and municipal roads and improved water supply.

The MP said, the residents will also benefit from improved dental care which includes the provision of necessary equipment and medical personnel. This, he pointed out was an area which was neglected under the previous administration which has now been rectified by the Coalition government.

Allen noted that under this government the Baramita health facility which previously had no doctors now has two and for the first time the Mabaruma Regional Hospital has specialist doctors, which in turn saves the region and residents money since they no longer have to travel to the capital city for minor surgeries.

Still focusing on health Allen, mentioned the establishment of an HIV/AIDS intervention programme, in 2019, which will educate residents on the importance of safe sex and the dangers of having unprotected intercourse. Programmes targeting the eradication of Tuberculosis and Malaria Tuberculosis are included in the 2019 regional plan.

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Images: Keno George

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