“Don’t be fooled, get registered!” – Min Jordan
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, August 11, 2019
During a community meeting at the Lodge Nursery School on Sunday, the message from the Finance Minister, Hon. Winston Jordan was:
“Get registered and don’t be fooled!”
The minister told the residents gathered “I know everyone here is not buying into the nonsense of the opposition about House-to-House being illegal… Their [opposition] supporters are registering, so don’t be caught in any trap!”
He further warned residents not to be fooled by those who may come into their communities waving, what he described as, wads of cash.
“Don’t let anybody, of any persuasion, come to you waving money and tell you not to go out and vote.”
The minister also took the opportunity to remind those in attendance, of the significant economic developments made thus far, pointing to various community developments across the country.
During his engagement with the residents, he listened to their concerns which included the need for more recreational facilities including a community centre, streetlights and drainage.
Constituency 9 Councillor, Michael Leonard co-hosted the meeting. He revealed that the Public Infrastructure Ministry has committed to installing 30 streetlights in the community, with a request for ten more.
Several residents gave their reactions following this interactive community meeting. “It was good that the minister was able to come out. I was glad to meet him. It was very informative, and we are very glad he was here and able to address some of the issues,” shared Juliann Gaul, a resident of the community.
Sharon Hinds said that it was good that the minister and his team visited, “what he spoke about is very interesting. Its facts, no need to run from it. What we have to do is listen to him and work along with him as we share our ideas.” Another resident, Andrew Park described the meeting as “massive” noting that the minister spoke very well about plans for Guyana’s development.
A community walkabout preceded Sunday’s meeting. Minister Jordan, along with Councillor Leonard and a team of officials, engaged residents as part of a wider outreach to get a better understanding of the issues being faced at the grassroots level, with the aim for finding solutions.