North Rupununi Villages gets $6M for community projects

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Seven communities in the North Rupununi, Region Nine received cheques valued at approximately $6Million to execute community projects under the Presidential Grant Fund.  The cheques were handed over by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock on June 08, during a ministerial outreach to the Rupununi Region.

Village Amount Project
Rewa $1M Extension of women’s group centre
Massara $1M Upgrade of sports pavilion
Quimata $800,000 Construction of village bond
Wowetta $800,000 Completion of village benab
Rupertee $800,000 Water distribution system
Kwatamang $800,000 Water distribution system
Surama $799,106 Construction of benab at the village’s airstrip

Other cheques presented includes $216, 000 to the Wowetta Women’s Agro-processing for 600 pounds of farine for the school’s dormitory and Indigenous Residents in Georgetown and $100,000 to the Bina Hill Institute for winning the first prize in a football competition.

Minister Allicock encouraged the communities to properly manage their funds and ensure proper maintenance of the respective projects.

“Ensure proper work is done on these building, ensure that the contractor sticks with the design and monitors these projects. It is yours and you have a right to ensure quality work is done.” Minister Allicock advised.

The Presidential Grant programme provides communities with the financial resources necessary to fund green sustainable projects that are aimed at providing the required services within their communities.

By: Synieka Thorne.