‘We will not leave you like we found you’ – Min. Felix tells Essequibo gateway community
― “your position will improve progressively until we are all satisfied”
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix has committed to bringing a speedy resolution to the issues affecting Good Hope, the gateway community to the Essequibo Coast. He pledged to the residents your “position will improve progressively until we are all satisfied”.
The village of 2,000 residents is the first village on the Essequibo Coast, entering from Parika.
Supenaam is located further along the creek and not the coast.
The minister met with residents this evening at the Good Hope Transformation Centre as part of a ministerial fan-out across the coast, spanning 12 communities including Mainstay, Red Village, Dartmouth and Charity.
Participants at the meeting sought answers from the ministers on issues pertaining to unemployment, transportation for school children, electricity for unserved parts of the community, drainage and irrigation support for farmers, and making safer a roadway leading to the Supenaam Ferry Stelling.
“We will try to resolve these issues to the best of our ability,” the Citizen Minister pledged.
He assured that the Coalition Government’s goal of a “Good Life” for all Guyanese remains at the forefront of the administration’s every effort.
The minister told the residents that the government’s outreach to the region is part of this effort and aims at improving government services to the residents.
Recalling that when the Coalition Government was elected, “we promised to bring a good life to citizens,” the Citizenship Minister said, “…we are working to get there…where you will definitely enjoy a better life.”
He noted efforts to bring about this “Good Life” to the gateway community.
“We have started to deal with your waterfront, which is undergoing a massive transformation. This is one way in which this government is demonstrating to you that we will not leave you like we found you,” he pointed out.
He warned that the “the road ahead will not be easy” and will require the residents to “work with the government” to realise this vision.
During the meeting, the residents also praised the recent developments in the community and highlighted how these interventions have positively impacted their lives.
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