Gov’t mandate is “service to people”
-President Ali at Region Two outreach
His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali says the Government’s mandate is ensuring public services are delivered to the people. The President made this statement today, in his opening remarks at an outreach in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two).
The meeting is being held in the Boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council.
“Our task is a very simple task and that is to ensure that our mandate when we assumed public office, and that mandate is service to people, not delaying service to people, not impeding service to people, not increasing cost for the delivery of that service.”
The President said a rapid response team for the region will be launched at the close of the engagement. The team will be tasked with ensuring issues affecting residents are addressed.
President Ali noted that during his previous engagement in Region Six in November, feedback from residents suggested they were pleased with the timely solutions to their matters.
“What it tells us is that the issues of the people are resolvable, but sometimes the bureaucracy does not allow us to resolve it. That is why these outreaches, we want the Head of every agency, so you can make an assessment and know what areas of improvement the agency requires,” President Ali emphasised.
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall; Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Hon. Deodat Indar; Minister of Public Service, Hon. Sonia Parag and various heads of agencies and departments also attended the meeting.
President reminded the Ministers and heads of agencies and departments that there is no greater dignity than service to people.
Scores of people have turned out to the meeting.
The outreach is the second of its kind since the administration came into office. There are plans to host similar outreaches countrywide.