Kabakaburi residents receive transportation boost
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock on Wednesday delivered on a promise made to residents of Kabakaburi Village, Upper Pomeroon River, Region 2.
Less than twenty-four hours after visiting the village, Toshao Sherman Lyte received an outboard engine which was handed over by Personal Assistant Errol Ross on behalf of Minister Allicock in the presence of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Sherie Samantha Fedee.
The simple yet significant presentation was held at the Indigenous Residence, Princess Street.
During his engagement with residents on Wednesday, Minister Allicock heard of the challenges villagers face in accessing certain areas of the village especially persons seeking medical attention, the elderly and school children.
Residents rely on boats and outboard engines as their only mode of transportation and the Minister did not hesitate to address this fundamental need, that of transportation.
After receiving the outboard engine, Toshao Lyte thanked Minister Sydney Allicock for his timely response. He noted that an estimated eight hundred residents stand to benefit from this donation.
This is the second village along the upper Pomeroon River to benefit from an outboard engine. On Tuesday Minister Allicock yet again delivered on a promise made to residents of Karawab for an outboard engine to support students who journey daily to attend the Kabakaburi Primary School and also pensioners in the community.
Minister Allicock delivered the outboard engine to Karawab while on a visit to the community.
Meanwhile, the Government continues to invest heavily in ensuring land and water transportation needs are made readily available to indigenous villages and communities across Guyana.
In 2019, the Ministry alone expended approximately forty million dollars to meet land and water transport needs of hinterland residents.