[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock has confirmed that 39 Information Communication Technology (ICT) hubs in hinterland communities will be fully equipped with computers and internet connection by next month.
Speaking to the Government Information Agency (GINA), Allicock explained that the government is moving to take ICT to the hinterland. This initiative, he said will allow Amerindians to keep up with technological advancements, and to ensure that they are kept up to date with national and international events.
“We will continue into the next year, where we will be able to have more of these communities benefitting. Hopefully we will be able to give every village council an internet connection because we see that communication is critical for us to move forward. At the moment you would be amazed to know that some of these communities don’t know what is going on in their country, and it is sad. It is like they’re in a different world,” Minister Allicock explained.
Additionally, Government will also be expanding the reach of Radio Paiwomak located at Bina Hill, Region Nine. Similar initiatives will also be extended to Regions One and seven. The intention is to ensure that Amerindians, even in the most remote areas have access to information.