Educated nation will reap benefits from energy sector – DG Harmon

DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 2, 2019

“This nation must move forward and take the benefits of oil and gas and do so, it must be an educated nation.”

This advice was delivered to the residents in Campbelltown in the Potaro-Siparuni, Region 8 by Director-General (DG) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon during a community meeting in the area.

With Guyana on the cusp of producing oil in 2020, DG Harmon remarked that revenues will be used to propel the country’s development. According to him, the Coalition Government places heavy emphasis on education as such, plans are already in place to invest in the sector.

“We will be focusing on practical instruction centres, and in the next year, we will be building 11 of those centres,” he said.

These facilities, he added, will provide youths with alternate education options which will see technical skills being developed.

“The development of this region will come from this region because we believe that it has to come from the bottom up… What we did was establish some very broad guidelines, some very strategic within which our country will develop.”

The Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), DG Harmon explained, is the framework which will guide Guyana’s development over the next 20 years. He explained that consultations were held around the country before the document was complied, making it a strategy for the people by the people.

DG Harmon underscored that delivering the good life for all Guyanese remains a top priority for the Coalition Government.

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