5th of September, 2021, Region 9, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: September 5, 2021 at 11:33 am
Speaking at the Regional Toshaos’ Meeting in Region 9, Guyana, South America, yesterday, 4th of September, 2021, President Ali lauded the beauty of Guyana, Guyana’s vast tourism potential and pledged to support and expand tourism projects across the country.
Then we have Minister Oneidge Walrond – a fantastic addition to the cabinet. Minister Oneidge is a lawyer by trade. She is a former magistrate. Her experience in politics is just by connections in the past, but what she brings is a human touch. And what is she responsible for? She is responsible for tourism development and business commerce development…very key person for your communities. Because we are going to spend a lot of resources in developing our tourism, expanding our tourism, and creating opportunities within our tourism market. Only yesterday, we had a very good news. We were trying to see some eco lodges and resorts for different teams. And what we found is that a lot of these lodges and resorts are booked out, were booked out two, three months ago, and continue to be booked out. You know why? Because of the pandemic, a lot of Guyanese did not get an opportunity to travel out of the country, they got an opportunity to travel in the country. And what a wonderful opportunity it was. They are falling in love with Guyana. If you look at social media, you will see how many people are putting up pictures with local resorts and local tourism sites. We have the best tourism product and this Minister will be working with you. So Minister Oneidge will also be sitting with you, and she will be listening to you to see how we can enhance community tourism and make it an important part of your livelihood option in the various communities.president ali – speaking at the regional toshao’s meeting in Region 9 on september 4, 2021