“Development doesn’t come by sitting down” – Minister Allicock tells Moblissa residents
DPI, GUYANA, Monday, February 12, 2018
Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock has urged residents of Moblissa to collaborate to ensure a long-lasting success in their community.
The Minister was speaking to residents on Sunday during a visit to handed over a minibus to shuttle school children to and from school. He added that they need to be organised to see development.
“Whatever happens in this community, must be with the blessings of everyone… Unity is strength. By unity we see one another as equals, we see one another as being respectful and that is where real life exists.”
Minister Allicock said government remains driven towards the unification of the country. “Our drive is working in harmony with one another and that is why we believe in a coalition; because the representation would be there for every Guyanese.”
The Minister spoke of the oil find that has seen a surge of interest in Guyana by regional and international players. He advised that despite economic prospects appearing to be bright for Guyana, citizens should not be laid back and be solely dependent on this new hope, especially since it is not yet “flowing.”
“It is for us to get in readiness, to be able to use the resources that would be affordable and there for us to use to better our condition, have a better environment and living conditions,” Minister Allicock said.
He told residents that the opportunities for development in the community are many and hoped that they would utilise them.
“Don’t lose those opportunities, but get leaders, get visionaries who would help to create a livelihood for all by using all that you have.”
He touched on government’s promise of a good life, explaining that all needed to participate to actualize that goal.
By: Alexis Rodney
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