Gov’t pumps $10M into Shulinab for clay brick production


In a move to stimulate economic activities and revive village economies, President Dr. Irfaan Ali has announced a $10 million investment for the community of Shulinab, South Central Rupununi, Region Nine.

The investment will go towards the first order of 300,000 clay bricks that will be used for the construction of homes, as part of the Government’s housing drive in Region Nine. President Ali made the announcement on Friday, during a meeting at the community benab.

Shulinab and other satellite villages in the vicinity are known for producing clay bricks that are commonly used for constrution in the region.

This initiative, the President said, is another demonstration of providing equitable opportunities for all Guyanese.

“I’m nothing more than your chief servant…and we must as far as possible solve our human resource problem from right within the villages,” President Ali stated.

Residents of Shulinab, Region Nine, during an outreach activity (Photo: Keno George/ DPI/ August 26, 2022)

The President added that he will continue to make himself and his Cabinet available for further discussions on resolving issues in the community.

The new housing project adds to the slue of measures introduced by the Government to make homeownership affordable and possible for all Guyanese.

Minister within the Minsitry of Housing and Water Susan Rodrigues, Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai, and Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall were also present at the meeting.

The team held a series of meetings at other locations including Sandcreek and Aishalton, where residents were updated on Government’s development agenda including the provision of 2,000 part-time jobs for Region Nine residents.

The meetings also served as a platform for village leaders to raise issues affecting them and make requests for critical services. (Ministry of Housing and Water press release)

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