Gov’t to distribute 6,000 Solar Panels to Amerindian Communities


[] – Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon has announced that government intends to distribute and install a total of 6000 home solar systems (65 watts) to households in Amerindian Communities along with other riverain and coastal communities.

This will be done at a cost of $166M as Guyana prepares to go to the polls on May 11. The PPP/C government is already being accused of buying the votes of electorates.

At his post Cabinet media briefing at the Office of the President on Wednesday, February 25, Dr Luncheon said that the initiative is a continuation of a project which commenced several years ago and is aimed at communities that are not within the grid of the Guyana Power and Light.

He explained that the distribution and installation of the panels will be done by trained residents from the various communities, as he noted that Prime Minister, Sam Hinds piloted this phase.

According to Dr Luncheon, approximately 13,000 solar panels have been distributed and installed exclusively in several Amerindian communities. [Fareeza Haniff]