Drainage, security issues to be addressed at Profit/Foulis

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, August 18, 2019

Drainage and security issues in the Profit/Foulis area on the West Coast of Berbice will be addressed. This assurance was given by the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Sydney Allicock during a community engagement.

Earlier in the afternoon, the minister conducted a walkabout in the community where he met residents who are mostly rice and livestock farmers. Resident Subrina Ramroop took the opportunity to highlight the need for the drains to be cleared

The minister’s attention was also drawn to the need for streetlights.

Malika Bacchus made known the issues facing youths in the area. In this regard, support was sought for the construction of either a playfield or community centre. It was explained that there are many talented young men and young women involved in sports disciplines such as football and cricket, and a ‘safe space’ would be beneficial. Bacchus also requested a library or a club for the younger ones. “They can have fun and be educated at the same time when they are out of school,” she reasoned.

Residents also welcomed the visit by the minister. This was the first such engagement in years. “I’m very happy about the visit. I’ve been living in this village for the past 23 years, and I have never seen a visit by a government official. That tells us that something is there to happen for our community and we are very happy about that,” one resident observed.

Minister Allicock assured that all issues raised will be addressed.

He advised the resident to be conscious of the potential and prosperity that Guyana has to offer its citizens, given the advent of oil production. He urged them to seek out opportunities to develop themselves.

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