‘Govt ensured overall development’
— “We have developed this country, we are a govt for this country” – DG Harmon tells Manchester residents
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 16, 2019
On Friday evening, residents of Manchester on the Corentyne Coast seized the opportunity to ventilate their issues to Director-General (DG) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. The Director-General was part of a larger ministerial delegation which fanned out in several communities in the Mahaica-Berbice Region (Region 5) and the East Berbice-Corentyne Region (Region 6).
During opening remarks, DG Harmon stated that since assuming office, the Coalition Government has taken significant strides to ensure there is overall development, in every part of the country. He highlighted that before assuming office, development was occurring in select parts of the country while others were being neglected.
“We have developed this country, every part of it, in a manner that was fair and equitable… we are a government for this country.”
The Director-General told the packed classroom at the Manchester Secondary School that Guyana, which is ranked among the top five fastest-growing economies in the world – is on a trajectory of development. “In every sector of this country, you can look and see the development that is taking place… you can see for yourself the changes that are taking place in your country,” he emphasised.
Of the several issues brought to the floor, the state of the roads was the most prevalent. Harmon informed the residents that before attending the meeting, he met with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) where he was updated on the issue.
He related that the rehabilitation for the roads will be catered for in the region’s 2020 budget.
Other issues included agriculture, employment and health. The Director-General listened attentively to the residents as each stood up to highlight their issues. He assured that the matters raised will be forwarded to the subject ministers and will be looked into immediately.
Upon the conclusion of the meeting, the residents left visibly satisfied.