– REO Denis Jaikarran delivers hampers Wakenaam holiday babies
– special needs residents also benefit
– inspects completed projects
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, December 30, 2018
Keeping a promise made, Region Three REO Denis Jaikarran, visited the Island of Wakenaam to deliver hampers that were promised to the families of the holiday babies.
The handover was part of a larger community engagement conducted by REO Jaikarran and a team of officials on Saturday, December 29.
The parents thanked the team for their visit and for the gifts. “This really means a lot to us. To know that we are all the way here on the island of Wakenaam and… it is nice to know the countryside is also considered in all this and from the bottom of our hearts I say thank you,” said Thomas, the mother of Christmas baby Leandra Thomas.
While there the REO and team also visited several Special-Needs residents on the island and made donations in the form of holiday hampers. This part of the activity was spearheaded by Community Development Officer Perry Birbal and saw twenty-five residents including seniors receiving holiday packages.
Jaikarran and the team visited a number of completed projects such as the revetment at Bendoff and Maria’s Pleasure, roads at Maria Johanna and Bank Hall, the renovated government quarters and guest house, the new mortuary, the completed Science and Home Economics Laboratories at Essequibo Islands Secondary School, the culvert at Maria Johanna among others. At the various sites, the team interacted with islanders who expressed their appreciation for the projects that are benefiting them.
Community Development Officer, Perry Birbal noted his satisfaction with the manner in which work is being executed on the island.
“This level of transformation in the form of development is well noted and must be spoken of. We have been waiting some time for the Secondary School to be equipped with a laboratory that is science oriented and today we have two labs – Science and Home Economics and both were built by this Coalition government. Also, the facelift to our schools were desperately needed and you guys did it. I cannot forget to mention all the improvements at the hospital and of course the sea defence and bridges and culverts. This government has really done us well on this island and I am proud of the work,” said a smiling Birbal.
Expressing satisfaction also were Pastor Edmond and businessman Satnarine Narine who both congratulated the Regional Administration and specifically REO Jaikaran for managing the region in a way where equal distribution of government resources was the hallmark of the administration.
Denis Jaikarran is on his final lap as the Region Three REO and from January 1, 2019, he will take up office in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam as Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall will be promoted from DREO to REO of Essequibo Islands-West Demerara.
Story and Images: Ganesh Mahipaul.