Almost $3M in grants for community projects in Rupertee, Kwatamang, Fair View
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 17, 2017
A total of $2.6 million was handed over to the village leaders of Kwatamang, Rupertee, and Fair View to embark on green, sustainable projects under the Presidential Grant fund.
The cheques were presented by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Friday, who was at the time attending the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) meeting in Apoteri, North Rupununi, Region Nine.
The sum of $800,000 was given to Kwatamang for the construction of a community centre; $800,000 to Rupertee for the construction of a sanitary block and $1 million to Fairview for the construction of a Village Office.
While expressing gratitude to the government for its support, Toshao of Fair View, Lucy Marslow explained that the construction of the village office will add to the many projects being undertaken to develop her community.
Marslow said that the Village Council is also constructing a hot meal kitchen, and thus far, $300,000 has been expended on that project.
The village will also be constructing a restaurant as part of its Community Development Project (CDP) for which they will receive $5 million.
Minister Allicock encouraged the community to properly manage their funds and ensure proper maintenance of the respective projects.
By: Synieka Thorne
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