Region 7’s budget will see PPP/C debt cleared off
– $3Billion allocated
– Other projects include rehabilitation of schools and roads
DPI, Guyana, Thursday December 13, 2018
In the National Assembly this evening, the Cuyuni -Mazaruni region received the nod for its budgetary allocation of approximately $3Billion. Of this amount $2.5 caters for current expenditure and $448,608 will go towards capital expenditure.
The funds, according to Public Affairs Minister and Member of Parliament for Region Seven, Dawn Hastings-Williams, will go towards paying off debt remaining from the period of the previous PPP/C administration.
Responding to questions from the opposition, the Minister stated that other areas to be covered under the budget includes; salaries for Toshaos in the upper and middle Mazaruni area, maintenance of current infrastructure which houses out of town councillors during meetings, vehicle servicing, national and public celebrations, utilities and the purchase of new transport for the region.
“There will be tarred roads for Bartica,” Minister Hastings-Williams said. Those roads are a section of Second Avenue, the Agatash Main Access Road and Dagg Point Main Access Road and the road in the government compound at Seventh Avenue, Bartica.
Minister Hastings-Williams also spoke of government’s education deliveries for the region in 2019. “Money will go towards the school dietary programme, as well, the dormitory in Waramadong and the Primary School at Kamarang will be completed in 2019.”
She also highlighted other projects including the construction of a special needs school at Bartica and a science laboratory at D.C. Caesar Fox Secondary School; the extension and rehabilitation of Phillipai Nursery and Batavia Primary Schools and provision for a water supply system at Batavia Primary School
Other rehabilitation works for Region Seven in 2019 include the construction of bridges at Kaburi and Kamarang/Waramadong villages and revetment at Byderabo, Bartica
Photo: Keno George.