North Pakaraima to benefit from ATV, musical instruments
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 27, 2018
President David Granger handed over an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and musical instruments to the residents of the North Pakaraima on Monday. The Head of State was at the time attending the North Pakaraima Exposition, Region Eight- Potaro/Siparuni.
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock and Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Permanent Secretary, Alfred King and Regional Chairman, Bonaventure Fredricks were also present at the event.
The ATV will be used to facilitate the day to day activities of the Community Development Officer (CDO) serving that area, while the musical instruments were given to the Tuseneng Cultural group.
The vehicle is part of the government’ efforts to equip CDO’s to carry out their duties and ensure they are in constant contact with the residents of their respective communities; thereby reducing the number of complaints and concerns when officials visit the villages.
CDOs are deployed in the various sub-regions of Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven, (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) to monitor all village activities and projects.
Meanwhile, the president also distributed sports gears and kites to the youths of Tuseneng.
By: Synieka Thorne