[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar on Thursday met with residents of Kaikan, a border community in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region Seven and familarised himself with community matters.
The Head of State also discussed with residents of the Amerindian community, ways and means of improving their district. The President was accompanied by Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips and Police Commissioner (ag), Seelall Persaud.
The President and team addressed how to improve the relationship among the residents and members of the disciplined services stationed in the community.
Kaikan has benefitted from numerous government interventions such as a tractor, plough, chipper, solar panels, school feeding and uniform programmes and better education and health facilities. Residents will shortly be benefiting from the distribution of the Government’s $10,000 education grant.
In the 2014 National Budget, money was allocated for the upgrading of the water supply system in Kaikan. Meanwhile, President Ramotar also stopped briefly at the GDF base at Eteringbang which is close to the border with Venezuela. [Extracted and modified from GINA]