An improved water supply is expected for Mainstay/ Whyaka in Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) following the disbursement of $3 million from President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Saturday.
The President said this sum was being provided to the village’s leadership after the government was asked to intervene and improve the water supply there.
Mainstay/ Whyaka was chosen as this year’s heritage village, as part of the celebrations for Amerindian Heritage month.
Aside from this sum, the President also announced that the two marine fish cages expected to boost fish production in the community have arrived in Guyana and will be installed soon.
“The marine cage project will start here,” President Ali underscored.
Previously, he announced that the government will be launching a commercial marine cage project which is aimed at producing some 11 metric tons of fish every nine months.
“Once we do this right, based on the numbers that we have established, the annual profitability can be as much as $10 million,” President Ali highlighted in May.
Reflecting on that, the President assured members of the community that other productive activities will be facilities to boost the local economy.
Among those activities are plans to push poultry and pineapple production in the region. He also said that road upgrades are being pursued to attract more tourists to the Mainstay/ Whyaka area.