“We have proven we have the capacity to lead”

– Min Rajkumar tells Essequibo

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Coalition Government is moving forward as a cohesive unit for the betterment of all Guyanese

This declaration was made by Minister of Business Hon. Haimraj Rajkumar to a large crowd at the Anna Regina Market Square on Wednesday evening.

Minister Rajkumar who hails from the county of Essequibo told the hundreds gathering for an APNU+AFC rally that the current administration is best suited to govern since “we have been tested and proven that we have the capacity to lead.”

According to Minister Rajkumar in under five years, the Pomeroon/Supenaam Region has experienced tremendous development.

He reminded that for years the region experienced constant blackouts since the previous Wartsila power plant that produced 4MW of electricity could not meet the demand of the region. It was the Coalition government that put systems in place to reduce the spate of power shortages. In April 2018 a 5.4-Megawatt (MW) power plant was commissioned in Anna Regina. Today there are now three state-of-the-art generation sets that are poised to produce reliable energy.

Recognising that Agriculture is the backbone of Guyana and more so those living in Essequibo the Business Minister reminded that after the rice deal with Venezuela came to an end in 2015, this government worked assiduously to secure rice markets for farmers in Cuba and Mexico.

Minister Rajkumar disclosed that during his visit to Havana International Fair (FIHAV) in November 2019 an agreement was reached that will see Cuba will be increasing its import of rice from Guyana.

Turning to infrastructure, the minister referred to the rehabilitation of Supenaam waterfront. The $143M project will see the construction of a state-of-the-art waterfront with several modern features including promenade to provide space for recreation and leisure, decorative railing along the riverbank, landscaping and parking area, vending units and amenities that cater for persons living with disabilities.

Minister Rajkumar urged the residents to fact check the opposition when they speak of a lack of development in the region. “Ask them about the new police station, new primary and nursery schools at Aurora. Today, Onderneeming has brand new roads, judges and magistrates have a brand-new residence, not forgetting the rehabilitation of the Suddie Hospital,” he underscored.

Reminding those gathered of what the 23 years under the previous administration were like Minister Rajkumar called on them to be cognizant of the falsities being peddled in certain sections of society and look to the development in their region to make the wise choice on March 2.

Our president is a man of honesty, integrity and decency,” Minister Rajkumar emphasised.


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