Leopold Street youths to get 2-week training to benefit from construction jobs
Over 50 young men residing at Leopold Street, Georgetown and surrounding communities will soon be employed through the government’s ongoing housing construction project.
President Irfaan Ali made the announcement during a consultation with several community members on Sunday morning.
The Guyanese leader said with the massive expansion in the housing sector, there is a high demand for workers.
“If you have 50 plus young men that have a skill in construction, on Tuesday we are going to meet [and] we are going to take them in the housing programme and we are going to work with them on the houses we have to build,” President Ali revealed.
Dr. Ali tasked Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn and Commissioner of Police (ag), Clifton Hicken to immediately organise a two-week training for the interested workers.
The 14-day course will ensure the men work effectively and are brought up to speed with the standards of the government’s massively expanding home building exercise countrywide.
President Ali believes education is paramount for the development of any community.
To this end, he reiterated government’s willingness to provide the necessary resources to ensure residents benefit from any level of education of their interest.
The prudent move by government to employ the Leopold Street residents, will see more than 50 households receiving a regular income.
The support for the community forms part of the Dr. Ali -led administration’s outstanding manifesto promise to provide employment opportunities to Guyanese, despite their religion, political affiliation or geographic location. It also ties into the president’s ‘One Guyana’ vision.
Meanwhile, the head of state addressed several issues highlighted by residents during the walkabout.
Issues raised included the need for house lots and better drainage and irrigation system.
“We are also going to take that 50 something young men and work with them in the community and drain project,” the president added.
He made it clear that supporting communities is high on the PPP/C Administration’s agenda, noting that persons who are bent in their mischievous ways to corrupt communities will not succeed.
“I will come to communities and tell the truth; the wickedness where they use the television to spread the narrative of hate, we are going to destroy it in the communities. We are going to come and talk to the people directly,” Dr Ali asserted. (DPI)