A nursery school and a new access road will be constructed in the community of Swan on the Linden/ Soesdyke highway, East Bank Demerara (EBD), Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall announced on Tuesday.
Over the years, residents of Swan traverse a sandy track leading from the nearby Marudi village. Now, however, the minister has said that a road will be built.
The road will allow smoother flow of vehicles into the village, easing the lives of commuters including children who have to access the new schools in the village.
“With all the investments that our government is making, Swan is going to continue to receive quite a lot more support,” Dharamlall stated. He was in Swan for the commissioning of the community’s first ever primary school.
The Swan Village Chairman, Fenton Ragunath, noted that construction should have started already but a shortage of stone delayed works.
“I would like to let you know that our main road should have been already on the go but according to what I was told [there is] a shortage of stones in the country.
“That is why our main access road is in that condition.”
Meanwhile, Minister Dharamlall said in addition to the road, there will be a nursery school in the community for the first time.
This was confirmed by Education Minister Priya Manickchand who noted that the community has needed this nursery school “for the longest while”.
Dharamlall also said as of next year Swan will be a constituency on its own.
The village has sesen other improvements of recent.
For many years the village had a faulty water system but in January, 2022, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) agreed to drill a new potable water well to better serve the community.
The community also has a brand new community resource building outfitted with 20 laptops that will be internet-ready in the near future.