Social Cohesion sensitisation outreach taken to Kato
DPI, Guyana, Monday, March 12, 2018
Residents of Kato, in Region Eight, on Sunday, March 11, benefitted from a Social Cohesion sensitisation and outreach exercise, conducted by Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton. The minister was accompanied by Region Eight Regional Chairman, Bonaventure Fredricks and ministry officials.
The exercise is being hosted in an effort to enlighten residents of ministry’s mandate. Dr. Norton emphasised the fact that all citizens must be provided equal opportunities and enjoy the same benefits that the government is providing countrywide.
“We have been going to all the different regions to inform you so that you can know your rights and so that you could know that we are working for you to improve on situations that you might be at a disadvantage and we want to let you know that we are here to help you.”
Residents were given assurances by the minister that they will be able to witness development in the areas of culture, youth, and sport.
Chairman of Region Eight, Bonaventure Fredricks, while acknowledging that achieving social cohesion requires much work, he noted that with cooperation this could be achieved.
Fredricks said “as the government reaches out to the masses, I want to tell you that social cohesion is not a hard thing to do but it is one that depends on us, our choices, our minds, it is easy to live and I can tell you that having that kind of understanding, we will be able to achieve much more than what we are thinking might be hard”.
The chairman advised the Kato residents that once the practice of cohesion is adopted in the community, the necessary benefits for development will be realised.
The ministry has slated a number of countrywide sensitisation and outreach exercises to ensure all regions and villages are covered.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite