With another three years to its first term in office, the PPP/C Government has no intention of slowing down its efforts that will see the vast economic, infrastructural and social transformation, which is already taking place across the country. Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues said the government is working towards delivering on all promises outlined in its 2020 manifesto.
Residents from various communities in the Mabaruma sub-district, Region One will soon have improved access to water service following the drilling of several wells. Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal recently conducted an assessment of several Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) sub-stations in the sub-district.
The PPP/C Administration continues to prioritise countrywide development and is working assiduously to deliver on its manifesto promises. This assurance was given by Senior Minister in the Office of the President with Responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, during an interview on Trinidad’s AM Prime on Thursday.
A US-Korean trade delegation has expressed confidence in Guyana’s economy, indicating its interest in investing here. The team met on Wednesday, 2nd of November, 2022, with President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and other government officials at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). DPI spoke with a few of the potential investors, who said Guyana is flowing with investment opportunities.
Vendors who were displaced following the construction of the new Mon Repos Market will begin occupying the new structure from Monday, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall has announced. Stalls will be constructed to suit the needs of the vendors who were displaced since 2021. Minister Dharamlall made the announcement Wednesday during an engagement with vendors. The vendors agreed to occupy the new structure while additional works continue.
Recently, the Caribbean Examinations Council granted conditional approval for the implementation of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in secondary schools across Guyana. This approval follows a pre-readiness audit conducted last August in which Guyana obtained an overall compliance rating of 75 per cent. While this indicates a strong level of compliance with most of the requirements, it is five per cent below the minimum compliance level rate of 80 per cent for full approval to be granted.
The PPP/C Government has expended approximately $1 billion so far in 2022 to upgrade primary healthcare facilities across the country. This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony in an invited comment to DPI on Tuesday.
Amerindian Leaders have been called on to practice financial accountability in their respective villages, in light of several reports of financial irregularities at village councils. The call was made on Wednesday by Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai at the opening of the annual two-day leadership training for Amerindian village councils, held under the theme “Accountability for Good Governance.”
To meet the high demands of the travelling public, the Ministry of Housing and Water has announced a major upgrade to the main access road in ‘B’ Field Sophia. Minister, Collin Croal made the announcement on Monday during a ministerial outreach to the community.
Within just one month, persons in Guyana and the diaspora will have easier access to services provided by the Guyana Register Office (GRO), most notably, its improved online application process.The move aligns with the organisation’s current efforts to modernise its services in a way that makes processes easier for Guyanese.
Registrar General of the Guyana Register Office (GRO), Raymond Cummings said while new certificates are becoming mainstream, older handwritten versions of those certificates could still be used. In May 2021, GRO commenced producing computer-generated birth certificates in a bid to modernize its services. Cummings told DPI Tuesday, that this, of course, is granted that the certificates are stored properly and kept in good condition.
Residents of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD), Region Three, Guyana, South America, have given the PPP/C Government high commendation for fulfilling its commitment to developing their community. Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Kenton Hilliman, said Tuesday, that the many interventions, particularly in the areas of roads, and drainage and irrigation have significantly benefitted farmers and the over 3,000 residents of the village.
The Guyana Lands & Survey Commission (GLSC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are pleased to announce the commencement of aerial survey and mapping across the country using LIDAR Technologies. In the coming weeks, international expertise provided by Medici Land Governance (MLG) and its partners will conduct aerial surveying activities across Guyana using the latest – Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) aerial mapping imagery and technologies.
The Hydrometeorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture is forecasting wetter than usual rainfall conditions across all regions of Guyana for the months of November 2022 to January 2023 (Guyana’s secondary rainfall season). The usual secondary rainfall season will be augmented by persistent La Nina conditions during the season. Rainfall is expected to increase considerably from mid-November and continue at least to January, 2023.