Electricity, education & housing to be improved in Reg.8

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A section of the gathering at the meeting
Ministers of Communities and Public Infrastructure, Ronald Bulkan and David Patterson along with engineers and Regional Officials in discussions at the Salbora Creek
Ministers of Communities and Public Infrastructure, Ronald Bulkan and David Patterson along with engineers and Regional Officials in discussions at the Salbora Creek

[www.inewsguyana.com] – As consultations continue to make Mahdia a town, residents are not taking lightly the fact that they are paying the highest per kilowatt for electricity in the country.

During a meeting with residents, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said that the government will be working with the power company to see how residents could get a better supply of electricity at a lower cost, a release from the Ministry of Communities noted.

Additionally, Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan pointed out that the Tumatumari hydro power plant is being rehabilitated by a private company and when completed residents would be able to access electricity for half the current price being paid, the release noted.

Meanwhile, residents are also calling for the equitable distribution of resources in the education system in Region Eight.

“They believe that the former government deliberately sidelined the delivery of quality education in Mahdia and neighbouring communities to benefit other communities,” the release state.

A section of the gathering at the meeting
A section of the gathering at the meeting

However, they are demanding that the new government provide the necessary resources including qualified trained teachers in the school system.

“They are disheartened that Mahdia Primary School was unable to produce students with high scores in the National Grade Six Assessment.”

As it relates to housing, Minister Bulkan informed residents that efforts will be made to complete infrastructure development of the housing scheme. The release noted that the housing scheme was established under the former government but little efforts were made to do any infrastructural works that would enable persons to build their houses.

“A resident highlighted that Mahdia needs to move away from leasing lands to land ownership. The man emphasized that if a commercial bank were to come into Mahdia it is unlikely that that company would want to lease the land. The Ministers assured that with government’s policy of inclusive democracy and being a government for all Guyanese Mahdia will be transformed. They assured the residents that all matters and complaints raised at the meeting would be related to the subject Minister and Ministry for action. It will take time but the RDC will be involved and responsible for its development, Minister Bulkan said.”

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  1. Will all Guyanese be paying the said $5 per kwh hour as those in Linden enjoying? If this newly installed government wants to be seen as fair to all Guyanese then the price must be for all Guyanese too.

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