Number 63 residents turnout to meet Min. Ramjattan
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, April 18, 2019
The fact that his community meeting at the Tagore Memorial Secondary School was successfully conducted, in what could be considered an Opposition stronghold, was not lost on Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan.
The minister’s meeting, held on April 16, as part of the Coalition Government’s “Taking Government to the People” exercise, in Number 63 Village, East Berbice-Corentyne, was well attended.
Minister Ramjattan, a Berbician himself, described the attendance as “excellent”.
“The people came out and they were very respectful,” he noted.
The close to 100 residents were attentive and this too was noted by the minister.
“They allowed me to explain the sugar industry and the crisis it was in. I spoke of the crime and they are appreciative of its reduction, especially piracy…. We did have some concerns raised, the biggest one being paddy bug infestation that is affecting everybody.”
He gave assurance that Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder is addressing the matter and it will be raised at the level of Cabinet.
“Every single complaint [raised] will be addressed.”
Minister Ramjattan’s meeting marked the culmination of another successful ministerial outreach, the third in as many months, conducted by the government. Billed as part of the effort to take the government to the people, thousands have taken the opportunity to have their issues resolved, questions answered and one-on-one discussions with ministers and senior officials of ministries, agencies and departments.
The next ministerial outreach is scheduled for April 25, at Fort Wellington in Region 5, Mahaica-Berbice.
Paul Mc Adam.
Images: Kawise Wishart.