Minister Ferguson urges teamwork to achieve sub-district development-during meeting with Moruca residents
GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, May 11, 2017
On Wednesday, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Annette Ferguson held a meeting with residents of Moruca, Region One where she stressed the importance of unity and cooperation to push the community’s, and the region’s development.
“In order for our country and moreso Moruca, Region One to move ahead, to develop, we have to come together. We have to work together,” the minister told residents at the Moruca Sub-District, Regional Democratic Council (RDC) building.
She called on the residents to reject those who would come amongst them and seek to divide and dispute the spirit of cooperation that is needed to drive the sub-district’s development.
The minister particularly called out those politicians who seek to create rifts by spreading untruths about the government’s role and efforts in the cooperative drive for development. “Do not worry with those politicians. They are playing with your psyche. They are trying to divide you,” the minister said.
She told the gathering that despite what these persons were saying about the government, the administration is committed to the process of a good life for all, and is working towards this goal.
“You are hearing about the government this and the government that. It is not so. Your government is working in your interest to advance this community, and this country’s development,” the minister said.
“This government is not a government that would be bringing money to give you free handed… we believe in empowering our people, in educating our people so that they can become better young men and women, who can play a role in their communities, and the country’s development,” the minister said.
During the address, the minister also sought to highlight several of the interventions that are in the process of being implemented in the sub-district and the region. These include works on the Moruca Bridge, the Barabina swamp road, the rehabilitation of Mabaruma Main township junction road, the Port Kaituma road, from the airstrip and the Central Kaituma Wharf road.
Ferguson explained that these interventions may seem to take longer than usual because of the fact that the government is committed to allow for due process. This practice is one that allows for transparency, and accountability and that includes the ministry carrying out the survey on the work, and from the results of those surveys tendering those projects.
“So your government is not fooling people, your government is working in the interest of all Guyana because for too long we have had a divided nation. So yes the opposition would come and say things, but we must read through the lines, and remember they were there for 23 years and ask yourselves what they did in those 23 years,” the minister said.
“It is not about handouts… it is about us working together,” she urged.
By: Macalia Santos