Mabaruma residents sound their support for Coalition.

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The government’s continued development of hinterland communities came in for high commendation over the last weekend, from residents of the Mabaruma sub-district in Region One.

Since coming into office in 2015, the administration has invested over $171 Million in infrastructural upgrades for the Northwest District; rehabilitation of Compound Road in Mabaruma and reconstruction of the Kumaka Bridge. Approximately $110 Million was invested to get both projects started.

Aside from these, Mabaruma now boasts a new Municipal Building, Fire Station and an upgraded market place.

The government has assured once it returns to office after the March 2020 Regional and General Elections, a Passport Office will be built, among other initiatives and services for the region.

Speaking at Wanaina’s Green Park, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, urged residents to focus on their wellbeing, and that of their children and families, and ensure progress is the region is not stopped.

“Guyana is on the rise, and for us as a nation to achieve our full potential, Guyana must have leadership that is accountable, fair, transparent, and responsible. It is very important that you support the Coalition and let prosperity, development, unity and social cohesion continue,” Minister Cummings urged.

Residents also commended the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme, which has boosted the agriculture and business sectors within communities.

Through this initiative over $650 Million has been invested in 1,378 youths in the region. This figure has since increased, as the government had disbursed an additional sum of money to over 400 young entrepreneurs to boost their businesses.

Additionally, a new Nursery Annex at White Water, approximately 45 minutes from central Mabaruma was also constructed.

Plans are in the pipelines for the establishment of Information and Communications Technology, (ICT) hubs for communities.

Minister Cummings, told residents that the government will ensure that wages for public servants continue to increase to provide a better life for all Guyanese. She called on those gathered to ensure they and their families go to the polls on March 2.

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