Govt for all of Guyana- Rose Hall residents hear
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, February 2, 2020
Residents on the Corentyne Coast were on Sunday evening called on to ensure the transformation realised under the Coalition Government continues.
During a rally hosted at the Area H, Rose Hall, East Berbice Corentyne (Region 6), Guyana Teachers’ Union General Secretary, Coretta McDonald and University of Guyana lecturer Dineshwar Jaiprashad, reminded the residents of Berbice of the numerous achievements the Coalition.
Both speakers reminded that these accomplishments were made even as they addressed the challenges inherited from the previous administration.
Jaiprashad highlighted that it was under this administration, several of the health care facilities in East Berbice-Corentyne received major overhauls to their infrastructure and services. Among these was the Port Mourant Hospital which benefited from the addition of a cardiac section and X-Ray unit; Skeldon Hospital received a new digital laboratory. A dental department was constructed at the New Amsterdam Hospital and its CT Scan Unit was completed.
He called on the residents of the region to examine the track record of the government, reminding that in keeping with their commitment to providing a better quality of life for all Guyanese the Coalition administration increased the NIS and Old age pension and reduced Value Added Tax from 16 percent to 14 percent.
“This government values the people when they do something, it is not just for their supporters, it is for all of Guyana,” he stated
Meanwhile, McDonald highlighted the many strides the administration has made in the education sector, not just in the region, but across the entire country.
She pointed to the fact that was under the leadership of His Excellency David Granger, the successful 5Bs initiative was launched. This saw children all across Guyana being afforded equal access to education by providing free transportation (buses, boats, bicycles) to students along the coast and even the most remote parts of the hinterland. This was complemented with free books and hots meals (breakfast). This resulted in better attendance and punctuality in schools, which, in turn, saw a marked improvement in the academic performance
“Under this administration, we have seen development not in one area but every area across this region, from Crabwood Creek on the East to Mara in the West. This is what we call progress,” McDonald remarked.
She noted that progress realised under the Coalition is just the start of great things, with a return to office after March 2, the transformational progress will continue.