Reg. 10, let your voices be heard! Govt is in your neighbourhood

― 7th ‘govt comes to you’ outreach is underway in Linden at Wismar Market Square from 10:00hrs

― ministers will fan-out to various communities at 17:00hrs

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Preparations are underway for the seventh ‘Government comes to you’ outreach which is being held in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) today at the Wismar Market Square.

Government is urging all citizens to come out and have their concerns addressed by ministers and representatives from over twenty government agencies and ministries.

The event officially started at 10:00hrs and ministers will be present from 14:00hrs, after which they will fan-out to various communities at 17:00hrs to meet with residents from the respective areas. The areas to be visited are listed on the image provided.

The Cabinet will be meeting at the Watooka Guest House before the ministers head to the Wismar Market Square.

The Department of Public Information (DPI) will provide full coverage of the outreach which will be aired on the National Communications Network (NCN) later in the evening.

Some of the representing agencies and ministries that will address the residents’ concerns include the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministries of Natural Resources, Social Protection, Public Infrastructure, Public Health, Business, Agriculture and Communities, the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport, Department of Citizenship, the National Insurance Scheme, the Guyana Water Incorporated and the Lands and Surveys Commission, among many others.

Thus far, the government has hosted six successful outreaches across the country, the most recent took place in Region 3 at the National Track and Field Centre in Edinburgh, where hundreds turned out and had the issues addressed on spot. Some of whom were asked to return to conclude transactions with the Central Housing and Planning Authority due to the overwhelming response received. The CH&PA will be at the same location, on Thursday, May 2, at 10:00hrs to 17:00hrs where more than 400 patrons will have their land issue dealt.

Other regions that have benefitted from the government’s outreach include Regions 4, 5 and 6.

In Region 4, thousands of residents turned up at the Square of the Revolution in Georgetown. Many of them raised land-related issues which resulted in the CH&PA extending their outreach the following day.

On April 16, the outreach was taken to Region 5 (Mahaica-Berbice) where it was held in the compound of the Fort Wellington, Regional Democratic Council. By the day’s end, scores of patrons left satisfied, having their issues resolved. Many who applied for a house lot for more than a decade, left with allocation letters. The outreach continued later that the afternoon as ministers and their teams fanned out to various communities to have up close and personal contact with residents.

The Coalition Government says this is part of its many efforts to ensure that it meets with the people at the grass root level, interacting with them directly to ensure the promise of the ‘good life’ for all is fulfilled.

The administration will continue to engage citizens with more outreaches slated for other regions in the community weeks.

Stacy Carmichael & Anara Khan.

Images: Department of Public Information.