Moruca residents get street lights

GINA, GUYANA, Saturday, December 17, 2016

Residents of Moruca, Region One officially received 37 street lights from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman and Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson along with other government officials and residents of Santa Rosa examine the street lights

Today, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman along with Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe met with residents for the simple handing over.

Residents of Santa Rosa were promised 15 street lights by Minister Trotman when a team from his ministry held an outreach with communities in the Reigon in August. Minister Trotman told the residents that he had since collaborated with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to obtain additional lights, some of which were installed in the Kumaka community.

Minister Patterson in brief remarks told the residents it was his “pleasure to lend my ministry’s support in a very small way” towards meeting the needs of the people.

The lights were installed and have been serving the community for approximately two weeks. “For me the promise is kept,” Minister Trotman told the residents.

The residents were appreciative of the Ministers’ efforts. Toshao of Santa Rosa, Sherwin Abrams said he was pleased by the fulfillment of the minister’s commitment and  expressed his gratitude on behalf of the residents.

Street lights along the Santa Rosa roadway, Region One

One of the several lights that were installed in Santa Rosa, Region One

 

By: Tiffny Rhodius

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