President Ali announces modern recreational facility for Supenaam

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has announced that the construction of a multi-purpose recreational facility is in the pipeline for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).

The President made this disclosure on Friday during hours of fruitful discussions with residents at the Supenaam Stelling, as part of a two-day Cabinet outreach to the region.

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali flanked by Ministers of Government and other officials at a meeting in Region Two

The Head of State also addressed matters relating to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), access to Government services, road and sea defence works, agriculture production, drainage and irrigation and other critical issues.

The President also addressed misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination and the importance of achieving herd immunity in Guyana and around the globe. He hailed the various religious organisations for openly encouraging their membership to get inoculated against the deadly disease.

During the meeting President Ali reaffirmed his government’s missive of oneness and working for all Guyanese. 

“We have one message, the message of hope, the message of hope, a message of love, a message of peace, prosperity and respect, and more importantly, a message that inspires everyone to better serve humanity.”

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali flanked by Ministers of Government and other officials at a meeting in Region Two

During the meeting with residents, Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill, MP, spoke of major infrastructural projects slated for Region Two. He pointed to the water front development to the tune of $50 million. Minister Edghill went on to state that the Government is move to construct parking spaces for members of the public at the stelling. This highly-anticipated project is slated for completion by the end of the year.

Other infrastructural works in the pipeline for the region include the procurement of a floating ramp.

The public works minister said due to heightened economic activity between Regions Two and Three, the volume of traffic using the ferry has increased. The Transport and Harbours Development has since moved to increase the number of trips from Parika to Supenaam. To make travelling easier for commuters, the minister said the Government will be establishing an online platform where persons can purchase ferry tickets on a website.

“With online bookings, commuters will not have to wait six, seven hours to line up to get onto the ferry.  Sometimes there is a system when persons behind you in the line manage to bypass you. We want to remedy that,” Minster Edghill noted.

Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Sing, MP, reminded residents that the meeting is the PPP/C making good on its manifesto promise to bring the Government to the people.

“Indeed, you will know that whether it is a Presidential or Ministerial visit, the country could not say that these are visits on the rare occasion. We are a government that strongly believes in maintaining a cross connection with the people have elected us to serve.”

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali flanked by Ministers of Government and other officials at a meeting in Region Two

Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips; Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, MP; Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, MP; Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall MP; Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud; Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF) Brigadier Godfrey Bess; Acting Commissioner of Police, Nigel Hoppie; National Security Advisor, Captain Gerry Goveia; Member of Parliament and General Secretary of the Guyana Rice Producers’ Association, Dharamkumar Seeraj; and Attorney-at-Law and Member of Parliament, Sanjeev Datadin were also at the meetings.