Govt outreach heads to Mahdia on 1st township anniversary

– residents urged to get ready

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 1,2019

This month will mark the one year anniversary since Mahdia was designated Guyana’s tenth town. The Ministry of Communities had indicated on August 13, 2018, that by way Order No.27 of 2018, published in the Official Gazette dated 2018.08.09, “Mahdia in the Potaro-Siparuni Region has been designated a township”.

What better way to mark this historic occasion as government ministers and officials will, on Friday, August 2, 2019, be in the mining town to take its services to the people.

The ‘Government Comes to You’ outreach will commence on Friday at 10:00hrs at the Mahdia Secondary School. Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo, along with the ministers and heads of the various agencies and departments will engage residents of the township and surrounding communities. The exercise is organised for the officials to get a firsthand look at the region’s needs, in an effort to better address the issues facing it’s residents.

Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI), outreach coordinator, Stacy Fraser stated that due to the geography and topography of the area, extensive planning was done. “Preparing for Mahdia required a lot more work logistically, but we were committed to coming to Mahdia,” she said.

Fraser remarked that the mobilisation exercises were conducted to ensure citizens take advantage of the opportunity. She said staff members from the various ministries are also prepared to help residents with their issues.

The outreach coordinator disclosed that one of the biggest challenges faced when planning the event was coordinating travel arrangements for representatives.

This is the tenth exercise of this nature that the Coalition Government has undertaken for the year.

Some of the agencies and ministries expected at the outreach include the Ministries of Natural Resources, Public Infrastructure, Public Health, Business, Agriculture and Communities, the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, Department of Citizenship, the National Insurance Scheme, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), among many others.

In an invited comment, newly appointed Regional Executive Officer, Mitzy Campbell described the outreach as a welcome platform for residents to voice their concerns.

Following the meeting, government ministers and senior officials will conduct community meetings in several areas in and around the town.

Mahdia is considered the heart of Guyana and sits at an altitude of 415 metres (1,362 ft). Its business activities are centred on gold and diamond mining operations.

For more information and updates on the outreach and community meetings, follow us on our social media platforms.


COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.