Youth development advanced under Coalition
─“I am living testimony that the APNU+AFC govt invests in young people”- Delroy Marks tells Rose Hall Town rally
DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 3, 2020
Addressing thousands of supporters at the APNU/AFC rally in Rose Hall Town, youth activist and University of Guyana Social Work student Delroy Marks stated the Granger-led administration plays an integral role in advancing development, democracy and inclusiveness for youths and citizens in Guyana.
Marks, a resident of Rose Hall Town highlighted the missteps of the previous administration that resulted in youths of the town being denied basic training and opportunities. He noted however that that under the coalition government in as little as four years thousands of youths across the country and in his hometown received training in leadership, good administration, skills to prepare them for the job market or manage their own venture, provided access to small loans to establish businesses among others.
“When this government took office in 2015, they formulated youth empowerment training for youths across this nation… only over four years, this government held the first-ever national youth conference, the first national business summit and only last week concluded the first youth village. With all these firsts the APNU/AFC government is an embodiment of honesty, quality and vision,” Marks stated.
Over time, the young man noted that residents in the Town benefitted from numerous training opportunities.
“STEM, youth innovation project, robotics, agro-processing training, and computer literacy are some of the projects youths of this Town were exposed to. I am living testimony that the APNU/AFC government does invest in young people” he proudly declared to thunderous applause from the audience.
He cautioned the audience to not be fooled by the gimmicks of the opposition that controls the Town and their modus operandi that seeks to cause division and stymie progress. “Gone are the days of Guyana being divided,” he emphasised
He further highlighted that under the coalition, Local Government Elections (LGE) was restored allowing many youths the opportunity to be involved in the management and development of their towns and communities.
“After 23 years local government elections was restored to this beloved nation, many youths like myself were given opportunities at LGE in 2016 and 2018, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be a part of that decision-making process. Rose Hall Town don’t stop the progress! The journey to a good life continues after March 2. Youths of Rose Hall, I encourage you to come out and cast your vote!”
Marks is one of several youths nationwide that have taken the podium advocating for continued youth development under the coalition government.