AG Williams, Min. Garrido-Lowe meet with La Retraite residents

― govt will continue to work with its people to bring about change

― govt committed to providing the good life for all

― $6M project slated for La Retraite Community

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, April 28, 2019

The residents of La Retraite, West Coast of Demerara were, on Sunday afternoon, reassured of a better nation by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., and Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe. The ministers were at the time conducting a community meeting at the La Retraite Primary School.

The Attorney General said the APNU+AFC Government brings the Guyanese people together and puts aside racial matters to better develop Guyana holistically. He told the residents it is the government priority to secure Guyana’s development through financial stability.

“We aim to clean this country of dirty money, in a matter of months we will be receiving income from the oil and gas sector, and we must ensure that money goes to the people and the country’s growth,” AG Williams said.

The residents, who gathered at the school, shared several views concerning community development and security. AG Williams assured them that the Guyanese people would not have to live in fear.

“You the people don’t have to live in fear, we take security very seriously and to bear witness you can see security transformation in our country, mass murder and crime have decreased.”

In her remarks, Minister Garrido-Lowe told the residents that their community development is in the pipeline and reiterated that the government will remain committed to fulfilling their mandate.

“We are here today for you; to listen to your concerns, the problems in your villages because we are prepared to bring about changes.”

Other concerns highlighted by the residents were the installation of road lights, upgrading of roads, educational facilities, land titling, water distribution, and a community Library.

AG Williams assured that the relevant agencies will be informed to effectively address the matter in a timely manner.

“The La Retraite community is in the 2019 budget for two major infrastructure developments worth six million which will soon take effect,” he said.

The much interactive meeting between the ministers and the residents ended with the villagers praising the officials for visiting their community and listening to their concerns to improve their community.

Ayana George.