You must be consulted when it comes to your development

– AG Nandlall tells Good Hope residents

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall SC, told residents of Good Hope that the administration believes in inclusive governance and they must be consulted on matters concerning their development.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall S.C., during his interaction with Good hope, Region Two residents.

The Attorney General made this statement during an outreach in Good Hope, Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two).

“We believe in a style of Government that is consultative, that requires your input on a daily basis. So that when we formulate policies, when we implement programmes, when we pass a budget, it must solidly reflect your issues. You must see yourself in our programmes, you must see yourself in our budgetary spending,” he said.

Government will work for the people, especially since over the last five years nothing was done for Essequibo. It is pursuing transformational projects that will not only develop Region Two, but the entire country, the AG said. He referenced the plans for the deep-water harbour, new Demerara River bridge, the bridge linking Guyana and Suriname, major hotel brands like the Hilton that are slated to be constructed, the new four-lane highway and the gas-to-shore project for cheaper energy. Additionally, local investor, S. Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services would be developing a new $800 million housing scheme at Windsor Castle.

“We are in an interesting time in our country’s development. Our country is on the verge of an economic take-off, never seen before… We in Government are promising you that we will ensure that you are the beneficiaries of these investments.

A section of the meeting.

We recognise that while we are pursuing mega projects in the country, the small things on the coast here matters to you the most and we will not ignore that. The drainage and irrigation problems, the law and order issues that you have, noise nuisance, the issues that you have with land; we are working to rectify them,” he said.

AG Nandlall was on a two-day outreach in the Region. He was accompanied by Regional Chairperson, Ms. Vilma Da Silva, Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Devanand Ramdatt, Vice Chairman, Mr. Humace Odit and Prime Minister’s representative, Mr. Arnold Adams.

The outreaches to communities, led by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, are the fulfilment of another manifesto promise to ensure continuous engagement with the people.

Since August, the President has held two massive outreaches to the Region, which were followed by engagements with the Prime Minister, Ministers of Housing and Water, Local Government and Regional Development, Agriculture, Public Works and Culture, Youth and Sport. The AG said Government will continue to engage residents countrywide through public outreaches so they can have their issues addressed.