President Ali, ministers, MPs and other officials fan out in Region Two
─ as day one of two-day Cabinet outreach gets underway
President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali and several members of his Cabinet, earlier today stopped at the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Anna Regina, Region Two, to interact with healthcare workers administering vaccines, as well as residents who were being inoculated.
The Head of State used the opportunity to thank the residents and also to encourage unvaccinated persons in the vicinity to get vaccinated. This is as day one of a two-day Cabinet outreach got underway in the Pomeroon-Supenaam.
President Ali, along with Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, MP; 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 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Robert Persaud and other officials, then met with rice farmers at Anna Regina.
Meanwhile, other Ministers of Government, accompanied by officials and Members of Parliament, visited several communities in the region to listen to and address concerns of residents, with a view of having those matters speedily addressed.
Residents of Affiance were engaged by Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibly for Public Affairs, Kwame McCoy, MP, and Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Anand Persaud, MP.
Some of the issues discussed range from drainage, road upgrades and security.
Over at Richmond Village, Essequibo Coast, Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, MP, assured residents there that the Government will address their concerns, which include, finding a vacant pasture for cattle that affect residents, ensuring contractors complete projects effectively, drainage issues, among others.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., MP, visited Martindale to oversee the disbursement of Government’s flood relief grants to farmers affected by the recent national disaster.
The Minister was accompanied by Member of Parliament Alister Charlie, Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Kashif Muhammad and Director of Sport, Steve Ninvalle.
The Minister conducted a similar exercise in several other communities up the Pomeroon River.
Additionally, Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, accompanied by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Malcolm Watkins and Regional Health Officer of Region Two, Dr. Ranjeev Singh, met with residents of Walton Hall.
Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar, MP, during an interview on Radio Essequibo, 95.5 FM also discussed infrastructural development in the region.
The Minister then engaged vendors of Market Street, who raised concerns related to the condition of the road and a request by the Mayor and Town Council seeking their removal. Minister Indar committed to meeting with the council to ensure an amicable solution to the matter.
The engagements continue across the region.
Since assuming office in August 2020, the Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali-led Government has taken a proactive approach to addressing the concerns of citizens. Steps are also being made to decentralise government services, as the Administration strives to improve the livelihood of all Guyanese.