Govt continuing to address public infrastructure – Minister Harmon

DPI, GUYANA, Sunday, July 8, 2018

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today said that Guyana is still remedying its public infrastructure, especially that which was in place for over the last two decades.

He was speaking at a community meeting at the Silver City Secondary School, Linden.

The meeting heard from residents of Linden, Ituni and Kwakwani. In this regard, the State Minister assured that the concerns raised will be addressed.

Referring to the challenges faced by Former President Forbes Burnham when the country gained independence, Minister Harmon said, “we are now in a new type of independence because, after 23 years of the Opposition, we are recovering from years of neglect. These things didn’t happen last week or last month, but you are our responsibility and I want to assure the people of Linden that we are going to take your concerns seriously and address them,” he promised.

Responding to concerns raised by residents of Ituni regarding their main access road, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson said the ministry had collaborated with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Ten to commence work on the road. However, the rainy weather has delayed the project.

“In situations like this, when the weather is upon us, sometimes it’s difficult for us to undertake the necessary works.” She assured that the government will never turn a blind eye to the “people of Ituni.”

Minister Ferguson recalled back in 2016, the ministry had created job opportunities for youths in Ituni through the Community Organised Restore the Environment (CORE) project and at least ten persons should currently be employed in the community by the project.

By: Alexis Rodney.

Images: Leon Leung.

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