President Ali handed over 30 tractors to indigenous communities

Guyana: The President of the Caribbean island - Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali, attended the handing over ceremony of thirty tractors in the Regions of -1 (Barima-Waini), 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 4(Demerara-Mahaica), 5 (Mahaica-Berbice), 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo).

Guyana: The President of the Caribbean island – Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali, attended the handing over ceremony of thirty tractors in the Regions of -1 (Barima-Waini), 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 4(Demerara-Mahaica), 5 (Mahaica-Berbice), 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) and 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Esequibo).

These tractors by the Government of Guyana have been given to indigenous communities of these regions. The symbolic handing-over ceremony was held at the – Hinterland Scholarship Dormitory at Liliendaal.

These tractors with the trailers would help various farmers in their agricultural endeavours.

The Head of the State was accompanied by the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, the Honourable – Pauline Sukhai. Tshaos and the other representatives were also present at the ceremony from the various regions.

The important crops grown in Guyana include – wheat, bananas, coconuts, coffee, cocoa, citrus fruits, pepper and pumpkin and livestock commodities from the country’s various cattle ranches, including- beef, pork, poultry, dairy products and fish, notably shrimp. In some areas, peanuts are also an important crop.

Besides this, Mr Samuel, A. A. Hinds, M.P, arrived in Washington, on July 1, to begin duties as Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States succeeding eighth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Fourth Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States -OAS, Dr Ryad Insanally, who stepped down after the PPP government was sworn-in.

Last month, the nation suffered from a flooding situation that severely damaged the crops and houses of the farmers and the citizens.

Currently, the nation is also suffering from the ongoing dangerous COVID-19 pandemic. So far, a total of 20,645 cases have been confirmed on the Caribbean island, out of which, in total, 18,647 individuals have been recovered from the contagious coronavirus vaccine.

While the Caribbean island, so far, has reported a total of 484 deaths amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

As of July 6 2021, a total of 235,796 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while around 114,394 people have received their second jab of the novel coronavirus vaccine and are fully vaccinated against the deadly mutant now.