Rock Stone Receives Transportation Boost
MOIPA: FFRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020: – Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Hon. Sydney Allicock on Friday handed over a new fifteen-seater bus to the Village of Rock Stone, Region Ten. The vehicle is expected to meet the transportation needs of the close to three hundred residents living there.
Receiving the keys to the bus was Toshao Flagon Carter.
In his remarks, Minister Allicock noted: “I look forward for this machine to bring benefit to the entire village and for the benefit of all the people living there, and we look forward to continued work with you along with our CDO”.
The Minister also took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of observing measures to prevent and abate the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease.
“ The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and the Government will continue to render support and we have sent out a circular to the Ministry of Communities and has given them a full assurance that our support will be there and we together with all the other agencies will all work together to overcome this period…, we will overcome,” Minister Allicock said.
Toshao Carter thanked the Government and remarked that “any form of transportation to bridge the hinterland to Rockstone and its environs is a blessing, the school children, the tours, will directly affect our pensioners, we will be transporting them at half price they pay for so basically everyone is going to be blessed by the use of this piece of transportation.”
He added that “we are aware of the challenge which is to maintain, keep and we will ensure we have it in the best hands”.
Acknowledging the measures implemented by Government to combat COVID-19, Toshao Carter assured that the residents of the village were aware of the presence of the virus and were adhering to the guidelines.
Since 2015, the demand for transportation in villages across the hinterland has been met with considerable enthusiasm by the David Granger-led administration and today, there has been significant growth and success in bridging the gap between the hinterland and the coastland.
Also witnessing the handing over was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Sherie Samantha Fedee`, Deputy Toshao Karron Williams and Community Development Officer Region 10 Kevon Lorrimer.