Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali told residents of Siparuta, Region Six, that his Government wants to make all communities across the country financially and economically viable.
He made this statement while addressing the Region Six community during outreach on Saturday.
“We want to do more within the budgetary constraints. We want to work with you in lifting you up, lifting your community up and bringing hope to every single home in Siparuta.”
Before visiting Siparuta, President Ali also carried out a similar exercise in neighbouring Orealla. The Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha; the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai; the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development,Nigel Dharamlall and other Government and regional officials were also at the outreach.
President Dr Irfaan Ali reassured residents of Orealla in Region Six that Amerindians and their communities are equally important to the development of Guyana.
“Today is about you—about listening to you; what are your thoughts about what we are doing? What are the new ideas that you have?”
President Ali said that the time is now for Guyanese “to be bold, imaginative and to realise our aspirations and ambitions”. He reassured the residents that the Government will always be their partner in the development and is ready to embrace them in realising their dreams.
Further, President Dr Irfaan Ali and several members of his Cabinet paid their final respects to former Government Minister and GECOM Commissioner Bibi Safora Shadick before she was laid to rest this afternoon in her home island of Leguan.
Throughout the day, Government officials, family members and friends reminisced on the life and achievements of the late, great political stalwart.
She was described as a woman of integrity and dignity who fought not only for justice and democracy but for the betterment of Guyanese.
Along with being a politician and a lawyer, Former Minister Shadick, who passed away on Saturday, was also a teacher, who inspired and educated generations of Guyanese.