Minister of Health donates tools to Rasville residents to aid in clean-up exercise

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DPI, Guyana, Friday, June 1, 2018

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence yesterday, visited the Rasville Community where she engaged residents while donating tools for a community clean-up exercise slated for Sunday.

A resident, Trenton Barrow, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that they were pleased to see the “Minister in Rasville supporting us.”

Residents remarked that this is the first time a Minister of Government has visited them and they are hopeful that this will be the precursor for development in their community.

Laitcia Parks expressed her “tremendous gratitude” at the Minister’s gesture. She has been living in the community for over thirty years and said she feels like the current administration is responding to her community’s needs, “This is the first time I see young people really come out to support Rasville.”

Another resident, Darrel Baird said, “well for me [I] was so happy … and for the people in Rasville too because [it is the] first time since they [Government] take office to see a Minister in person that I could hold her hand and feel so comfortable. It was a great moment for me.”

Jay Braithwaite, who has lived in Rasville most of her life, said she is excited to see what the community members will do with the items received. “This is good for our community. This place here was neglected for so long and now I am so happy that this Minister is looking out for the people here. We will do our best”, she promised.

Several wheelbarrows, shovels, forks, cutlasses and rakes were handed over to aid in the cleanup exercise.

By: Nateshia Isaacs.

Images: Shane Clement.