Mahdia developing rapidly
DPI, Guyana, Friday, August 2, 2019
Over the past four years, Mahdia has seen tremendous development. This is evident in the township’s physical infrastructure and also in the delivery of public services.
By way Order No.27 of 2018, published in the Official Gazette dated 2018.08.09, Mahdia in the Potaro-Siparuni Region was designated a township.
Appearing on Radio Mahdia on Friday afternoon, Prime Minister, the Hon. Moses Nagamootoo and Director-General (DG) of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon expressed similar sentiments about the mining town’s “rapid pace of development”.
The Prime Minister reflected on the difficulties faced traversing in and around Mahdia as recently as 2014.
“I was here in 2013/2014 when you could not travel about very comfortably in a vehicle or even walk due to the potholes…but today, the Minister of Public Infrastructure, who is the driving force behind the concrete road, took me for a drive all around Mahdia in an ATV, and it was such a beautiful experience.”
The Prime Minister also highlighted that bringing government services to the people, particularly in rural communities, plays an important role in bridging the gap between the coast and hinterland. This decentralisation of government services allows ministers to get a first-hand view of the changes that are taking place and areas that still need attention.
DG Harmon stated that “over the past four years, there has been a rapid pace of development for the country.” He noted that there are visible signs of progress in communities around the country. Some areas have lights for the first time and some water.
“Mahdia, this is a new town. You have your own municipality, your own decision-making forum here in Mahdia… you can relate directly to another tier of governance,” he remarked.
This, Harmon described as, “bringing the good life to the people of Guyana” in a progressive manner.