Outboard engines among equipment handed over to Indigenous Communities

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Several Indigenous communities have received outboard engines and other equipment, under the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs capital programme. The ministry recently presented 40 horsepower outboard engines to St.

Management Development Officer, Sharon Hick handing over an outboard engine to Toshao of Malali Village, Region 10, Wilbert Hall.

Cuthberts/Pakuri, Region Four, Siparuta, Region Six, and Malali and Hururu in Region Ten.

In addition to the outboard engines, the Malali community received a solar freezer, musical instruments, a solar panel and agriculture tools, while St. Cuthberts benefited from musical instruments and sports gears. Kangaruma, Region Seven and Kaitapin, Region Eight, also received brushcutters.

Last month, the villages of Yarakita and Sebai, Region One, each received a tractor and trailer to boost their agriculture drive. Masakenari, Region Nine also received a truck, which was acquired under the Community Development Plan (CDP). The truck will provide a trucking service in Deep South, Rupununi.

These initiatives are part of government’s intention to reduce the culture of dependency within hinterland villages, thereby, creating a sense of economic independence amongst the Indigenous population.

Toshao of Kangaruma Ronald Joseph receiving the 40 horsepower outboard engine in the presence of Internal Auditor, Charles Collymore, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Samantha Fedee and Management Development Officer, Vivette Wellington.

Management Development Officer, Sharon Hick handing over equipment to Senior Councillor of Siparuta Village, Andray Morris.



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