Croal details govt’s plan for Region Six residents

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The Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, recently visited the Regional Democratic Council in Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne), detailing some of the administration’s plans for the region.

In the presence of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Regional Director for Region Six and staff of the various departments within the Central Housing and Planning Authority, the minister noted that a recent visit was made to the University of Guyana’s Tain campus in the region, where some 300 house lots were allocated.

While explaining that in 2020 announcements were made that infrastructural works had commenced in the region, Croal said it is the ministry’s intention to invest a minimum of $2 billion for projects, inclusive of road networks and new areas for assistance with the expansion of better water delivery at Hampshire and Williamsburg, Number 75 village, Number 79 village and Ordinance Fortlands.

He went on to say that the construction of 200 houses – 100 at Williamsburg and 100 at Fortlands–will cater for low-income families.  Croal added that the region can look forward to wealth generation and employment opportunities as well as “safer communities, expanded families, better living lifestyle for persons who aspire to have their own lots or for those who will be shortlisted on the housing aspect.”

He added, “But at the end of the day, this is what we work for. We work to make our lives, the lives of our citizens much more comfortable and to make your work easier.”

Meanwhile, the Regional Democratic Council has been engaging residents on their development goals. Regional Executive Officer (REO), Navendra Persaud said in a recent interview: “We have had an open-door policy where people would have been coming on a daily basis to meet myself and the Regional Chairman to discuss their issues. People were out of jobs, even the contractors were unable to have jobs.”

“From day one I said the REO will not run the Region by himself. We have engagements and a team effort with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and programme heads.”

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