GEORGETOWN, GUYANA- During the Easter weekend celebration, in support of his government’s aggressive push to improve the lives of people living in the hinterland, President Dr. Irfaan Ali handed over more than two dozen vehicles to over 20 communities in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
To promote community development, the vehicles distributed were tractors with trailers, canters, buses, and ATVs. Also distributed were a pick-up truck and a backhoe.
As a result, communities such as Karaudanawa, Aishalton, Awaruwaunau, Sawariwau, Kwaimatta, Yakarinta, Toka, Woweta, Massara, Crash Water, and Kumu received buses, while Shea, Kattur, Semonie, and Koksheabi were given ATVs, while Parishara, Hiawa, and Quarrie received tractors.
Massara received a pickup, St Ignatius received a backhoe whereas Katoka and Nappi received canters.
During a community outreach at Yupukari on Saturday afternoon, the President also handed over a repaired village minibus and tractor with a trailer to Fly Hill and a tractor with a trailer to Quatata and Kaicumbay.
On Saturday, April 16, 2022, Dr. Irfaan Ali and members of his Cabinet met with residents of Yupukari and surrounding satellite villages in the Rupununi. President Ali reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ensuring the development of the residents as well as the entire Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).
The President said some $3.7 billion will be spent on new hinterland roads and bridges in the coming years to extend the reach of new communities and to open up new farmlands to improve the quality of life and livelihoods of people.
“Our primary objective is to ensure the lives of all the people of our country are improved.” The Head of State added that whatever benefits people on the coastland receive will likewise be available in the hinterland.”
In addition, he listened to the concerns of the residents and provided them with solutions on the spot.
At the same time, three tractors were distributed to the villages of Kaicumbay, Fly Hill, and Quatata. A repaired village bus has also been returned to Fly Hill.