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Buxton, Guyana – (July 4, 2022) Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), the Honourable Mark Phillips today reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to supporting the development of all communities in Guyana not only to secure their livelihoods but also to align them with the country’s development trajectory.
“Now is the time for development. When we say ‘One Guyana’, we talk about development for all the people of Guyana, wherever you are.”
The Prime Minister made the statement while he and several cabinet ministers conducted a Development in Focus outreach and interactive session with residents of Buxton, at the Buxton Community Centre ground on the East Coast of Demerara.
“We have always worked for a people-centred development plan for Guyana. From 2019, we harvest a resource, oil and gas, and that has given us revenue that we never had before. And this Government has decided that with that revenue, we will transform Guyana together with the people. All our programmes are people-centred.”
During his remarks, the Prime Minister, who is performing the duties of President, highlighted several initiatives being undertaken by the administration to help achieve a better standard of living for all Guyanese.
Residents came out to have their issues and concerns addressed, such as infrastructure development, agriculture, education, pensions, employment opportunities and sport and recreational activities.
The Prime Minister and his high-level delegation pledged both immediate and long-term solutions, including the donation of sport equipment to the Community Centre, the erection of a temporary seating area at the post office, which is currently under construction for pensioners and the resuscitation of an ICT summer camp for children in the community.
Following today’s meeting; a technical team from the Ministry of Public Works will conduct a site visit to assess the community’s needs, particularly the farm-to-market access road.
Additionally, the Small Business Bureau will meet with residents and small business owners.