“Every Guyanese will be treated the same” – Min. Scott
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 23, 2019
A commitment has been made by the Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, with responsibility for Labour, Hon. Keith Scott, to ensure a vehicle (to transport the children of Quatata to school) and farming machines are delivered to the Region 9 community.
The minister was at the time conducting a community engagement in the village, which is located in the flat land savannah surrounded by creeks, ponds in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region, on Saturday.
In his remarks to the residents, Minister Scott reiterated that the Coalition Government has ensured and will continue to ensure that “all Guyanese are treated the same.” He reminded that the administration is assiduously working to have all services available on the coast also accessible in the hinterland.
Among the many examples, he pointed to the rehabilitation of the main access road (Barrack Retreat Corridor) in Lethem and the fact that senior citizens throughout out Guyana are now receiving $20,400 in the old-age pension and, even more significant for Guyanese, the recent announcement of an increase in the minimum wage.
The Senior Councillor of Quatata expressed his satisfaction with Minister Scott’s visit as several issues raised by the residents were immediately addressed by the minister.