Streetlights for Friendship

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Honourable Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister of Guyana, has committed to providing the community of Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara with streetlights.

This promise was given during a community meeting held at the Friendship Secondary School this evening. In addition to streetlights, other matters raised included the need for improved drainage, quality of water and reducing the rate of school dropouts.

Prime Minister Nagamootoo pledged to work on having the issues raised addressed. He assured the residents that he will speak with the Honourable David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and have him include Friendship on the list to receive solar streetlights.

The residents also articulated that many of them are facing challenges to have their lands regularised.

“Squatter regularisation needs to be looked at,” the Prime Minister indicated. He also explained this is one of the major issues the Department of Housing has been facing. “This is the time for a programme to regularise these issues,” he underscored.

He also promised to have a letter dispatched to the CEO of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GL&SC), Trevor Benn for the regularisation of lands in Friendship to be looked at the soonest.

In his remarks, the Honourable Prime Minister noted that the Coalition is working assiduously to ensure the needs of the citizens are met. He noted that during the last four years, there has been vast improvement across all sectors under the tenure of this administration.

The government is working to provide a good life for all Guyanese, he reiterated.

Also accompanying Prime Minister Nagamootoo was Dr. the Honourable Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education who noted that “the government recognises that while there has been development, more still needs to be done”. She said that development is a process that requires time and resources. She also pledged to forward the matters raised to the relevant ministers.

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