PM Phillips visits National Gymnasium to inspect goods for flood-affected people

The Prime Minister of Guyana - Brigadier (Ret'd) Mark Phillips, visited National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue to inspect the goods that would be provided to the people of flood-affected regions in Guyana.

Guyana: The Prime Minister of Guyana – Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, visited National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue to inspect the goods that would be provided to the people of flood-affected regions in Guyana.

These packed food and cleaning hampers are organized by the Civil Defence Commission – CDC of Guyana for flood-affected citizens of the country. PM Phillips further inspected and assessed the goods that were being packed and loaded for distribution.

PM Phillips was accompanied by the Director-General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, during the round.

PM also interacted with the officers of the Guyana Defence Force – GDF and addressed the civilian volunteers who were helping with the operation, and thanked the civilians for their efforts and for voluntarily coming forward and assisting with the mission.

ExxonMobil company of Guyana has assisted in the flood relief efforts with a donation of GY$10M to the Civil Defence Commission – CDC. Alistair Routledge, the President of ExxonMobil Guyana, handed over the cheque to the Director-General of the CDC – Lt. Col. Kester Craig, at the headquarters of CDC.

President of ExxonMobil, on providing a donation, stated that “The measure of this flood and how it proceeds to attack so many people across Guyana is unfortunate to see. We acknowledge that there are so many needs at this time, and we are gratified that we can support the relief efforts of the Civil Defence Commission in bringing much needed relief to the affected people.”

So far, CDC has distributed more than 1000 flood relief packages to needy people. With this, CDC has also established shelters for those who are affected by the flood in the region.

The government of Guyana, on 30 May 2021, announced that it would be distributing essential and food packages in the flood-affected area to make sure that every citizen gets the necessary items in this crucial period.