‘Govt has a track record of development’ – Min. Ferguson
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 17, 2019
The Goalition Government’s track record since taking office in 2015, is remarkable. Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Annette Ferguson made this known while addressing residents of Queenstown in Region 2.
“We [the government] have a lot to show since taking office,” she asserted.
Reference was made of the successes at both the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), which indicates the government’s investment in education is paying off. In fact, the region’s very own scholars Riana Toney, topped the country with 19 Grade Ones, and Venisha Lall, attained the Queen’s College after she tied for the top spot at this year’s NGSA.
The residents were further reminded of the issue of power outages that affected the region, which was addressed by boosting the region’s electricity grid with a 5.4MW power plant.
“Who has eyes to see, let them see and ears to hear, let them hear,” Minister Ferguson declared.
The $143M state-of-the-art Supenaam waterfront was also mentioned, which will feature modern designs and cater for persons living with disabilities. The modern waterfront will provide a different level of comfort for residents and those visiting the region, Minister Ferguson assured.
Additionally, she highlighted that significant steps have been taken to ensure that those in need have a roof over their heads. Persons living in the Pomeroon/Supenaam Region have not been left behind, she noted.
“We know what is happening in the housing sector; people want lands to build their homes… I had the opportunity, just over a week ago, to come into this region and allocate house lots in the Onderneeming Phase Two area,” Minister Ferguson disclosed.
Within the next few months, Guyana will be producing oil, and is poised for unprecedented wealth with this and other emerging sectors.
“If all this development took place without the first drop of oil. When the oil starts to flow, you will see what development looks like.” She further added, “I know oil will do great things for this country, and that is why, come 2020, you have to make a conscious decision to ensure the Coalition can continue the development it has started,” the minister told the Region 2 gathering.