November 5, 2022

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Windsor Forest Rice Farmers Express Gratitude for Government’s Swift Intervention

Rice farmers of Windsor Forest, Region Three, on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022 commended the government for its timely response to an issue that has been affecting cultivation and harvesting. Two days after President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali met with farmers in Region Three, Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha was able to address concerns about the deplorable condition of the access dam to their rice fields.

Gas-to-Energy Project Underway, Evaluation Completed by Two Companies – Jagdeo

More benefits will be reaped from the booming oil and gas sector as the Gas-to-Energy Project is well underway at Wales, West Bank Demerara. This project is in keeping with the government’s commitment of ensuring that electricity costs are cut by 50 per cent in the near future. The administration’s manifesto promise featured a dedication to embracing innovative renewable energy technologies and providing incentives to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

Larger Profit Share for Guyana, More Competitiveness with New Profit Sharing Agreement – Jagdeo

Cabinet has granted its approval for the auctioning of 14 oil blocks offshore Guyana, Vice President, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Thursday during a press conference at Office of the President. The auction was initially slated for the end of September, however, the vice president noted that extensive preparatory work had to be completed. Government hired IHS Market as the lead consultant for this process.

Annandale Roads and Drains to be Rehabilitated – Ali

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that his Government will work on rehabilitating a number of cross streets and the drainage network in Annandale on the East Coast of Demerara, Region 4, Guyana, South America. During an impromptu visit to Annandale South and Annandale West this afternoon, the President interacted with residents, listened to their concerns and suggestions, and announced the infrastructure enhancements.

All Areas Being Explored to Save Paddy – Minister Zulfikar Mustapha to Windsor Forest Farmers

On Thursday afternoon, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha returned to Windsor Forest on the West Coast of Demerara to meet with rice farmers to discuss issues faced within the region as it pertains to the ongoing harvesting period. The farmers met with His Excellency, President Dr. Irfaan Ali last Tuesday seeking assistance with harvesting the remainder of their paddy. The farmers told the head of state that as a result of the inclement weather over the past few days, their combines have been unable to access their fields which has resulted in some of their paddy passing the specified harvesting period.

Government Never Constructed One Bedroom Houses to Sell to Guyanese – Minister Susan Rodrigues

Minister within the Housing and Water Ministry, Susan Rodrigues has made it clear that the PPP/C Government has never built one-bedroom homes under its housing programme to be sold to Guyanese. Minister Rodrigues was responding to Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton who recently labelled one-bedroom homes in Prospect, East Bank Demerara, as ‘chicken coops’ and inadequate for families.