Closing the divide

─ between hinterland and coast

─“We have the people at heart” – Min. Rajkumar

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, October 20, 2019

“We have the people at heart, and we are working so that the citizens of our country can benefit.”

Minister of Business, Hon. Haimraj Rajkumar expressed Saturday during a community meeting in St. Anslem. The minister was part of a larger ministerial delegation which conducted meetings in various communities in the Barima-Waini sub-district Mabaruma.

Minister Rajkumar highlighted that since assuming office, the Coalition Government has been working assiduously to bridge the gap the coast and the hinterland.

“You would have seen in Kumaka and around Mabaruma, developments taking place which will take us to the standard of living that people experience on the coastland,” the minister remarked.

He told the residents that education plays a pivotal role in the transformation process of the nation. As such, the government has invested heavily in the education sector with the construction of schools, dormitories, the 5Bs initiative along with several other programmes.

Additionally, he noted that the administration is also focused on ensuring citizens in every corner of the country are informed about the rapid developments taking place in their homeland. This, he said, is evident as the government would have commissioned community radio stations in almost every region of Guyana.

He emphasised that the government also continues to invest in public infrastructure, which will aid in delivering a better life for all citizens across Guyana.

“We are developing the hinterland… many of you would have visited Mabaruma, Port Kaituma and see that this government has been building roads where before there used to be mud dams and these are things that you deserve.”

The residents informed of the steps being taken as Guyana prepares to begin oil production in the first quarter of 2020. Minister Rajkumar said developmental works across the country are expected to increase rapidly and called on the St. Anslem residents to seize the opportunities that will attend with these changes.

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