3,000 part-time jobs for Region Six
Residents of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) will soon benefit from 3,000 part-time government jobs, Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Sunday during a meeting with fisherfolk in the region.
The Vice President said the government would begin rolling out the initiative in the next three weeks in the region. Dr. Jagdeo believes the move will provide added financial aid to residents. He had explained that only one person from a household could benefit from the initiative.
The Vice President said people could earn up to $40,000 monthly and work three times per week.
This is part of a strategic approach to provide long-term support to citizens amid the rising cost of living, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other external factors.
Residents along the Essequibo coast and Region 10 will also benefit from 800 jobs, respectively.
In a previous interview, Vice President Jagdeo pointed out that the venture was not easy for the government, since the previous government left no workable plans or finances to offset the nation’s development agenda.
Further, more than 30,000 jobs were lost during the tenure of the previous APNU+AFC government.
Region Six was the hardest hit, following the closure of several Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) estates and the termination of over 7,000 workers by the APNU+AFC.
It is also one of the largest regions in terms of population size and Jagdeo said the provision of part-time jobs is another step by the PPP/C government to supplement the income of the citizens.
The administration is aggressively pushing to provide 50,000 jobs over a five-year period, as was promised in its manifesto. It has invested a significant number of resources to strategically enhance the lives of citizens, since taking office in August 2020. (Extracted and modified from DPI)