[www.inewsguyana.com] – A high-level government team met with regional officials and residents of Region Two, Pomeroon/Supenaam on Saturday, December 05 to advise them on government’s vision for the development of the region.
According to the government information agency, the team also listened to their concerns with a view to addressing them as soon as possible. The team which was headed by Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo included Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan and Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe.
At the meeting which took place at the Anna Regina Multilateral School, in Cotton Field Village, hundreds of residents participated. Prime Minister Nagamootoo told the gathering that he has returned to express gratitude to the region for voting on the basis of issues.
The Government, he said, is creating all possible avenues to have feedback from citizen son the various programmes, projects and initiatives which are being implemented to enhance their lives. He made reference to the appointment of Karan Chand as the Prime Minister’s Liaison Officer in the Region.
“This government is putting its priorities in place. If you have any issue go to him and tell him, he will then prepare a report and send to me so I can intervene to have the matter addressed,” the Prime Minister promised.
Meanwhile, the high point of the Prime Minister’s address was the Guyana/Venezuela controversy.
“We need today, to rally for Guyana because without Essequibo which includes Rupununi, and Region Seven and Region Eight and Region One and Region Two on the coast it is Guyana, the best and most resourceful part of our country, (and) should always be ours”.
Meanwhile in his address to the gathering, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan advised that Local Government Elections will be held on March 18, 2016. Minister Bulkan outlined the plan for the region’s development and the Government’s vision which will be implemented through the various Local Government Organs following the elections.
The Minister called on all those present to ensure that they participate in the process as it will determine the way forward for individual communities.
The Region Two community meeting is the second to be facilitated by the Office of the Prime Minister since the coalition government ascended office. The first was held on September 5, 2015 in the village of Whim, Corentyne, Region Six.