Relief for CIIP employees, Sweeper/Cleaners

─ Opposition-controlled NDC continues to frustrate Reg. 2

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 16, 2019

The perpetual problem, with the Opposition-led Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) across Guyana, is once again evident, this time in Dartmouth Village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Evergreen/Paradise NDC.

In an effort to frustrate the citizens, the NDC has been stymieing development efforts. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Basil Williams SC., heard complaints about the performance of the NDC, to which he provided solutions.

“The Coalition Government is a government for all,” he pointed out, “and these moves by the NDC are profoundly condemned.”

Additionally, the Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP) employees raised grave concerns about waiting months for salaries to be paid. It was highlighted that the legally necessary signature to receive payments is the NDC Chairman – a PPP/C representative.

Many of the employees are single parents and women that rely on their salaries for sustenance. Realising the magnitude of the situation, Regional Executive Officer (REO), Denis Jaikaran has stepped in to offer assistance.

In his remarks to the gathering, the Attorney General recalled the destitute manner in which communities were left, and the vast improvements the villages have seen over the last four years.

“Ensuring a good life for all Guyanese continues to be the primary focus of this administration. Things you didn’t have before you have now,” he said adding that the Coalition Government ought to be given another opportunity to continue the work it has started.

AG Williams’ community meeting was one of several ministerial engagements held across Regions 1 and 2 today.


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