Gov’t will address your concerns- Minister Ally tells Zeelugt residents

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally and officials from the Regional Democratic Council, Region Three, visited Zeelugt on Sunday, as a part of the government’s Ministerial outreaches that are taking place across the country.

Ministry of Social Protection, Amna Ally addressing residents of Zeelugt

Minister Ally told the residents at a meeting at the Zeelugt Nursery School that she saw in them potential leaders, since most of the persons present were young. Minister Ally explained that her visit was to hear the challenges and concerns that the community is facing, and take them back to the responsible ministry for them to be resolved.

She also told the community members that government cannot fix everything, and that the community needs to work together for the best interest of all.

Community members raised concerns of electricity for the scheme, better water supply, street lights, job creation, better roads and bridges, improved school structure and more police presence, among others.

Jennifer Ferreira, Deputy Regional Executive Officer, told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that on Monday, May 8, a team

From left to right- Chairperson, Ganesh Mahipaul, Regional MP, John Adams; Deputy Regional Executive Officer, Jennifer Ferreira; Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, and Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally

would go into the community to conduct an assessment of the roads and bridges.

Director of Sports, Christopher Jones told GINA that his department will look into the  creating of recreation facilities in the community. He added that the community has approximately three or four grounds that but there is need for ground enhancement.

A section of the residents present at the meeting at the Zeelugt Nursery School

Jones said that he will send a team of officials during this week which will include “technical development officers, as well as the officer who is responsible for ground enhancement, and my assistant, and they are going to come and meet the sporting fraternity within the community.”

Minister Ally assured the residents that she will examine all the matters and concerns. She reminded the residents that they will not be able to find solutions to all at once because of budgetary constraints, but that the government will address all the challenges.

 

By: Delon Sancho

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