‘Good commitment comes with strong support’
─ EPA to conduct fogging exercise
─ recreational facilities for Cotton Tree / Perseverance
─ new roads, drainage and ICT Hub in the pipeline for community
DPI, Guyana, Friday, November, October 15, 2019
The air was thick with anticipation at a community engagement on November 14, as residents of Cotton Tree and Perseverance, Region 5, learnt of plans ahead for their community under the Coalition Government. Chairing the session was Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, with responsibility for Labour, Hon. Keith Scott.
60-year-old, Sharon Mingo said she saw her community transformed over the past three years, and was optimistic that with the expectation of oil production, the youths within her village will be given opportunities – she never had – to develop themselves.
“I have seen roads rebuilt, drainage clean that was clogged for years and now my grandchildren do not have to go to school with dirt on their feet. The last flood we had due to the recent high tides made me also realise that this government does not brush its people aside in times of need,” Mingo said while declaring her support for the current administration.
After walking about the community and interacting with the residents, Minister Scott made a few observations.
“The government wants to give every youth the opportunity to shine, to realise their dream. During my walkabout, I realised the need for recreational facilities, there is a lot of land space, and it will be used wisely for the people of these communities. As we invest in your development all we ask is that you care every facility given to you.”
He also promised to put a proposal before the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes for the establishment of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub in the community. The residents also heard of plans in the pipeline for new roads and improved drains.
After discussions with Trevon Chichester, Constituency Councilor for Planters Hall/ Bushy Park in the Woodlands Farm NDC, Minister Scott immediately put systems in place to have the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conduct a fogging exercise within the community address the mosquito problem. It was confirmed that the exercise will be conducted in the new week.