Region 9 residents come out in support of Opposition Leader

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– Complain about drug shortages, land title CoI

Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has this past week visited several communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).

The Opposition Leader flanked by some of the residents who turned up to show their support and air their grievances

During those visits, he interacted with residents, many of whom raised concerns about issues affecting them, such as drug storages and the controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into land titling. The tour of Region Nine kicked off on Tuesday with a visit to Fair View village.

The following day, Jagdeo and his delegation — which included Opposition Parliamentarians Irfaan Ali and Nigel Dharamlall as well as a number of the Party’s regional officials — met with residents of Annai, Rupertee, Wowetta, Kwatamang, Apoteri and Crash Water. During one of those visits, they were treated to a cultural presentation staged by residents.

Jagdeo also found the time to distribute kites to the little ones

Later that day, the Opposition Leader and his team travelled to Massara, Kwaimatta, Yakarinta and Toka to engage with residents. There they were treated once again to a cultural presentation and held fruitful discussions with members of the community.

Wrapping up the schedule for Wednesday, the final meeting was held at Karasabai, where residents highlighted a number of issues affecting them. These include drug shortages and the David Granger-appointed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Amerindian land titling rights and Afro-Guyanese ancestral lands.

Before returning to Georgetown on Thursday afternoon, Jagdeo and his team engaged residents of Tiger Pond, Pipang and Taushida. And the Opposition Leader addressed the Regional Toshaos Council in Lethem on Thursday. Those discussions were centred on national and regional development.

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