‘No community will be left behind’ – PM Nagamootoo
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Residents of Aliki, located in Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), braved the rains to have their concerns heard by the visiting government team headed by Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo.
During his remarks, the Prime Minister explained that the government’s vision for every community, which is to be able to access all public services.
“No community should be left behind – that is the vision of the Coalition Government, the grass is greener here.”
Residents expressed their appreciation to the administration, for a boat and engine that were recently presented to the community – it is being used to transport school children. They also pointed out that this is the first time a sitting Prime Minister has visited their community.
Representation was also made for sporting equipment for the youths of the community, repairs to the koker, concrete strips to replace the present mud dams and ownership of land and. They were assured that the sport gear will be delivered next month.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo explained that while the government is presently in caretaker mode, he will make representation to the committee set up, via Parliament, to provide relief for small projects. The Office of the Prime Minister also presented some of the young Aliki farmers with farming tools.
Accompanying the Prime Minister was Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes, who distributed electronic tablets, with the promise to bring the free internet to the community.
“Regardless of where you are located, the government is working to bring services to you,” Minister Hughes stressed.
She explained that thus far, the administration, through her ministry, has delivered free internet to 170 primary schools across Guyana and 72 hinterland communities.
Another member of the government team was the Minister of Public Health, Hon. Volda Lawrence, who provided contraceptive services to women, along with immunised services to the children of Aliki. She explained that her ministry has started training personnel in some 398 health facilities across Guyana and encouraged Aliki’s youths to get involved in the health sector as the training covers a wide cross-section of areas.
“What our people want is a good life, we will continue to provide a good life for all,” Minister Lawrence emphasised.
The meeting held at Aliki forms part of government’s efforts to engage residents in their respective communities, not only to listen to their concerns, but to find solutions.