Port Kaituma outreach delivers

―residents’ concerns addressed

DPI, Guyana, Friday, September 20, 2019

The government outreach in Port Kaituma, Barima-Waini (Region 1) has been deemed successful as many of the residents who turned out to meet one on one with government ministers and officials had their issues addressed.

At the event, residents were able to access several government services such as the Ministries of Public Health, Social Protection, Public Security and Natural Resources, the Department of Citizenship, National Insurance Scheme and several others. While the residents were satisfied, it was the government ministers who were left with a sense of purpose at the end of the day.

Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister of Social Protection, Hon. Amna Ally deemed it “an excellent day in Port Kaituma.”

“I think the people of Port Kaituma and its environs had genuine concerns and we have been able to address most of them,” she said.

Minister Ally said the exercise is an important one as it provides citizens, in every part of the country, an opportunity to engage directly with ministers on matters affecting them.

“I am very happy that I have this opportunity to come and give service to our people,” remarked Minister of Public Health, Hon. Volda Lawrence.

She noted that some persons travelled several miles to meet with the ministers and their staff to address burning issues which they have had for several years and left satisfied.

Minister of State, the Honourable Dawn Hastings-Williams also expressed her satisfaction with the day’s event as it was anticipated by the residents for quite some time.

“Ever since I was assigned the manager for this sub-region, I have been encouraging them to be patient as their turn will come when the government will have their outreach and today it was a realised.”

The State Minister noted that while most of the matters were addressed, follow-ups will be conducted on several issues brought to the government’s attention so a final resolution can be made.


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