This government delivers on its promises – MP Adams
DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Coalition government is one that “delivers on its promises,’ this is according to Member of Parliament (MP), John Adams.
Adams who represents the Essequibo Islands/West Demerara region said the 2018 Budget has provided increased allocations that will ensure the continuation of developmental works in region in the new year.
Education in the region will be boosted with the construction of a nursery school at Schoonard and a secondary school at Parfaite Harmonie. There will also be major upgrades to the Wales Primary School and the installation of gas lines in the laboratories of the Uitvlugt Secondary School.
A number of bridges will be constructed and rehabilitated in Centre Dam, Goed Intent Zeeburg, New Scheme, Vergenoegen, Pouderoyen, and Stanley Town, in addition to the completion of a number of access roads in the region.
Adams further outlined that projected works will see the expansion of the water supply system with the inclusion of two new water treatment plants; the construction of a new Bauxite Mine and the construction and rehabilitation of sea defense in the region.
In recapping achievements for the year, Adams said Region Three has to date completed 85 percent of its capital works and is expected to realise 100 percent completion before the year ends.
As it relates to education, construction of the Regional Education building was completed while a school for differently-abled children is 50 percent complete. Additionally, Adams disclosed that all teachers will receive 80 percent for hardline allowance as is projected in the 2018 National Budget.
The regional health sector benefitted from the provision of medical equipment including defibrillators, incubators, Capnography, haematology analyzers and laryngoscope. A new maternity department at the Leonora Diagnostic Centre is slated to be commissioned.
In the agriculture, Adams reported that a number of control sluices were constructed at Schoonard, Zeelugt, Endeavour, Leguan and Maria Johanna.
The 2018 Budget according to Adams, will continue to build on progress made thus far in the region.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite