Infrastructural issues to be resolved for Timehri residents

─ ministry to conduct assessment

─ electricity, drainage among issues to be addressed

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Residents of Timehri, on Wednesday, were given the opportunity to meet with Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson to highlight a number of infrastructural issues within their community.

Following the Public Day engagement, Minister Ferguson said she would be visiting North Timehri to conduct an assessment outreach, towards having the issues resolved.

“I have given a commitment to address their electricity and drainage issues. We will try to have those addressed immediately, especially where drainage is a concern,” Minister Ferguson said.

She further stated that a team from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure would be visiting the community to evaluate the cost of the project.

“Once we have the monies within the budget, we will cover the issues and ensure some monies from that particular line item will be set aside to render the necessary assistance.”

Minister Ferguson recently met with residents of Chinoweng, Region Seven at a previous Public Day event, where they were afforded the opportunity to discuss issues regarding their district.

Among the issues discussed were the need for easy access to medivac services which requires the construction of a new airstrip in the community. Minister Ferguson said that her team would visit the community to consult with the Toshao and conduct the necessary assessment for the requested airstrip.

The minister and a team will be visiting Chinoweng in February to conceptualise the project with the hope of choosing the best suitable location for residents.

Every Wednesday, the minister opens her office to the public between 09:00hrs to noon, to address various infrastructure issues affecting residents from the ten administrative regions.

Ayana George.

Images: Marceano Narine.

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