PPP/C Government aims to improve lives of Prosville and Andy Ville residents

– will soon upgrade dirt roads to laterite in communities

Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, and Minister of Public Works, Honourable Bishop Juan Edghill, have promised to put systems in place to address the concerns of residents of Prosville and Andy Ville after yesterday’s visits to the two Wismar, Linden communities.

During a meeting with the Government officials, the residents raised several concerns, including that of not having access to proper roads and potable water.

Both communities also lamented the inadequate facilities in place for youth development and pointed out that many residents need assistance with dietary items for their homes.

The Government officials immediately committed to resolving several of the issues raised, including upgrading the dirt roads in the two communities to laterite within weeks and delivering hampers to each household within seven days.

The Prime Minister, in his pledge to the residents, assured them that the Government intends to improve the lives of all Guyanese.

“This is a demonstration that you have a Government that is a caring Government, we’re here, we’ve listened to you, and I want to assure you that we will deliver, that’s why we’re here, because we believe in development for all the people of Guyana”.

Minister Edghill, in support of the Prime Minister, said that a work plan will be developed to ensure that commitments are honoured.

“I will develop an action sheet, but there are some things that are immediate; the hampers will be here within seven days. For the young people, I will engage Minister Charles Ramson and he will come and have a meeting. The engineers will be here by Friday to walk the road, measure and see what we could do in terms of upgrade to laterite.”

Ms Denise Simmons, who attended the meeting at Prosville, said that as a result of the meeting, she was able to get assistance for her daughter and was pleased at the response she received about community matters from the Government officials. 

“I had a medical issue with my daughter and coming here I was able to be referred to the Regional Health Officer, and now my daughter will begin to see a doctor from tomorrow. I think we got good answers today for all the issues we raised, and I’m very grateful for that”. Also present during the community outreach were Regional Executive Officer (REO), Region Ten, Mr Dwight John and Regional Health Officer (RHO), Mr Gregory Harris.