Indigenous Residence to be extended

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DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Residents of the Indigenous Residence will soon benefit from more space.

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Sydney Allicock today signed the contract for the extension of the building on Princes Street while noting the state of the building before recommended upgrades: “The location that the indigenous residents were in was what I would term a deplorable state of affairs. We had vehicles that were not in working condition, we had heaps of garbage, and the actual building had deteriorated over the years. So, based on the recommendations we began works.”

The contract for the extension was awarded to Sattaur Mohammed and Sons Construction and amounts to $27.2Million. It is expected to be finished by mid-October.

The expansion is one of the many recommendations of a parliamentary sectoral committee after its visit to the hostel during 2015-2016.

After a recommendation in 2017 the hostel received a bus, an extension to its dining room, as well as repairs to washrooms and male and female dorms were executed. Currently the maternity ward is being upgraded through funding from the International Development Bank.

By: Stephon Gabriel.

Images: Leroy Lyttle.