[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following an announcement on Saturday last at the Community Outreach Meeting in Whim Village, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Monday, September 07, appointed four new Special Representatives in regions 2, 5, 6 and 10.
Karan Chand – Region 2
Abel Seetaram – Region 5
Gobin Harbhajan – Region 6
Vladimir Glasgow – Region 10
At the Community Outreach Meeting at the Whim Cricket Ground on Saturday September 05, Prime Minister Nagamootoo announced that the region will soon get its dedicated Special Representative attached to the Office of the Prime Minister.
“The Prime Minister’s Representative will be responsible for liaising with the public on matters of concern and working through the Office of the Prime Minister to assist persons in their respective regions to improve their lives,” Nagamootoo said.
The Prime Minister’s Representative initiative was designed to take the Office of the Prime Minister beyond Georgetown. Harbhajan, who has been appointed the Region 6 Special Representative, signed his contract on Monday at the Office of the Prime Minister in Georgetown.
A Berbice businessman for over 30 years, Harbhajan said he was both humbled and elated at the appointment as he has a deep desire to advance the development in Region 6.
“This appointment is timely and I am honoured to have been identified by the Prime Minister as his representative in Region 6,” Harbhajan said.
“I have a keen interest in working with the rice farmers and cash crop farmers and the GuySuCo workers to facilitate addressing the issues which affect them in an effort to improve their lives,” Harbhajan added.
“Working with government and non-governmental organizations to address the scourge of suicide in the region is also high on my agenda along with matters relating to security and piracy,” the newly appointed Regional Representative said.
The Region 6 Special Representative’s office will be based at Number 57 village, Corentyne. Mr. Chand will be based at Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast and Mr. Glasgow will be based in Linden. Mr. Seetaram will be based on the West Coast of Berbice.
Mr. Chand is a veteran educator who has worked as a teacher and administrator for over 30 years in Guyana, Belize, Turks and Caicos, the United States and Canada. He re-migrated last year. He holds a degree from the University of the Guyana and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mr. Chand has pegged jobs and vocational training for young people, adult educational programmes, community resource centres as among priority areas to be addressed. He also noted that given the high rate of suicides in the region, he will seek to have counseling available. He is also keen on putting systems in place to provide English language training for the Cuban doctors stationed at the Suddie Hospital.
Mr. Glasgow is a former student of Linden Foundation Secondary School and is a vibrant social activist and Mr. Seetaram is a social activist.
The issues of jobs, security, housing and youth development tops Glasgow’s agenda in Region 10 based on initial consultations that he has already commenced with residents of the region. The issue of greater access to agricultural lands is one issue which is common to all four of the regions. [Extracted and modified from GINA]