Gov’t outreach yielding rapid results as free transportation between Rosignol, NA for school children & pensioners restored


Free transportation for school children and old-age pensioners from Rosignol, Region Five to New Amsterdam, Region Six has been restored by the government following the intervention of the Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.

The issue was brought to the Vice President’s attention during one of his recent outreaches to the region.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Public Works, subject minister Juan Edghill on Friday commissioned the boats at the New Amsterdam Transport and Harbour’ stelling.

The service will be made available from May 30 and will run from Monday to Friday during peak hours.

Other persons wishing to utilise the service will be required to pay a fee of $140.

Two of the boats which were commissioned to provide the free transportation (Photo: Ministry of Public Works/May 27, 2022)

Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan and General Manager of the Transport and Harbours’ Department, Marcelene Merchant were also present at the commissioning ceremony.

Meanwhile, Minister Edghill assured minibus and taxi operators in Region Five that the reconvening of free travel from Rosignol to New Amsterdam Region Six will not affect their daily bread.

During a meeting with the operators on Friday, Minister Edghill made it clear that the service is only free to school children and old-age pensioners.

“The operators expressed their satisfaction knowing that the project will not be affecting their livelihood,” the press release noted.

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