President Irfaan Ali conducts community meeting in Kamarang

President Dr Irfaan Ali conducted a community meeting in Kamarang, on Friday afternoon, his the last stop during a full day of community outreaches in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)

President Irfaan Ali conducts community meeting in Kamarang
President Irfaan Ali conducts community meeting in Kamarang

Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali conducted a community meeting in Kamarang, on Friday afternoon, his the last stop during a full day of community outreaches in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

The president spoke about food security and the need to enhance agriculture, the importance of the community to the mining and logging sectors, and about developing its capacity.

Prior to the visit, the Head of State and his team stopped in the communities of Kaikan and Phillipai, where similar meetings were conducted.

President Ali was joined by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, the Honourable Gail Teixeira; the Minister of Housing and Water, the Honourable Collin Croal; the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, the Honourable Pauline Sukhai and Police Commissioner (ag), Clifton Hicken.

Dr Irfaan Ali and several Government officials conducted a community outreach this afternoon in Phillipai, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

The residents and those from surrounding villages were apprised of the Government’s plans to improve their lives and livelihoods, especially through advanced health care and improved education services.

President Ali also took time out to listen to their concerns and suggestions, while providing on-the-spot solutions.

Prior to the visit, the Head of State and his team stopped in the border.

Dr Irfaan Ali and several cabinet members conducted a community outreach to Kaikan,Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) this morning.

The visit is a continuation of the President’s outreach to the region which started in Bartica on Wednesday. During that outreach, the President conducted a community meeting, visited several schools in the town and met with the local private sector.

Today, he is also expected to visit the communities of Phillipai and Kamarang.

Dr Irfaan Ali said that the sacrifice of the sugar workers that were killed over seven decades ago in Enmore set the platform for the country to achieve its independence.

The Head of State, who delivered the feature address to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Enmore Martyrs on the East Coast of Demerara, spoke of the importance of workers in the dynamics of development.

He then listed a number of initiatives that his Government has done since returning to office, to aid the development of Guyanese workers and announced that his Cabinet is in support of the proposed $60,000 minimum wage for private-sector workers.